Palm Beach County White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
Identity theft is a crime constantly gaining notice in Florida and throughout the rest of the United States. As the instances of this crime rise, so does the government's response. As computer and internet technology continue to advance, so do the forms of identity theft. Some common identity theft crimes include:
- Phishing (posing as a reputable company to gain personal and financial information)
- Stealing mail, going through the trash or pickpocketing to obtain financial applications or information
- Hacking into computer databases to gain financial information
Regardless of the specific identity theft charges you may face, you will need a criminal defense lawyer who can represent you and serve to protect your rights both in and out of the courtroom. When you have a skilled attorney on your side, he or she can challenge every piece of evidence or information that the prosecution presents - building reasonable doubt and helping you to secure a not guilty verdict.Identity Theft in Florida
Identity theft is a crime involving the illegal use of another person's identity in order to commit fraud. A person's identity includes his or her name, social security number, account information and address. This information is then used to apply for loans, obtain credit cards and open bank accounts.
Identity theft is a felony offense and may include a state prison sentence of 2 to 8 years or 6 to 20 years, as well as fines. The specific sentence will depend upon the extent of identity theft that you are accused of being involved.
Boca Raton identity theft defense attorneys at Whittel & Melton have the experience, knowledge and resources to be effective both in and out of court.
Call us today to discuss your case.
Local: (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll free: (866) 608-5529.
Our experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to consult, defend and vindicate clients charged with federal crimes throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.