“I can make the difference between jail and freedom.”
– Joel Bailey
The State Takes These Cases Seriously. So Should You.
In the state of California, identity theft is considered a felony offense. To handle the high number of cases, the state operates five regional Hi-Tech Crimes Task Forces to investigate and prosecute identity theft allegations such as:
- Check fraud
- Credit card theft
- Debit card theft
- Gift card theft
If prosecution can prove that you willfully obtained the personal identifying information of another person without authorization and you used it without the person’s consent, you can be convicted of identity theft. Consequences of conviction may require incarceration in state prison, fines and restitution.
Contact An Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Whether you have been accused of presenting a false identity to a police officer or have allegedly published bank and credit card account numbers on the Internet, the charges must be taken seriously. Even if you believe you are innocent, it is imperative to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
Before making a statement to the federal investigators or to the California law enforcement officers, contact me. My telephones are answered 24 hours a day and I offer a free consultation.