Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing People Accused of Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft criminal charges in Los Angeles are covered under California Penal Code Section 530.
It defines this theft crime as any individual who unlawfully and intentionally obtains possession of personal identifying information of another person in order to steal money or commit a fraud crime.
If you have been accused of identity theft, consult with a Los Angeles identity theft attorney at our law firm to review the details of your case.
You can be charged of identity theft if you have been found to have unlawfully used the personal information or details belonging to another person for reasons including obtaining goods, line of credit, services, property, without the consent of the other person whose information was used.
This is typically accomplished by stealing some form of information belonging to the victim, such as:
- Driver's license,
- Identification card,
- Birth certificate,
- Social security card,
- Banking information,
- Credit card
A closely related crime is false impersonation under California Penal Code 529.
Speak with a Los Angeles identity theft lawyer at our office for more information.
Wherein a line of credit may be concerned, you could be charged with identity theft for using someone else's information to apply for a line of credit, or credit card, without their consent, or if you stole or otherwise illicitly acquired someone else's personal information for use to acquire a Government-issued identification card, etc.
Legal Penalties for an Identity Theft Conviction
Depending upon the determined severity of the alleged crime, identity theft in Los Angeles can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor theft crime.
If convicted of a felony case, the defendant could face:
- A penalty of up to three years incarceration in a California state prison, fines and restitution
If convicted of a misdemeanor theft crime, the defendant could face:
- Up to one year in a Los Angeles county jail, fines and restitution
Call a Los Angeles identity theft defense lawyer at our law firm to review your specific theft crime charges.
Legal Defense against an Identity Theft Case
Legal challenges against an identity theft charge in Los Angeles depend on the specific facts and evidence in the case.
A particularly ambitious prosecutor may try and target each individual element of the alleged identity theft case in order to maximize the penalty.
However, the Los Angeles county prosecutor must prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction.
A Los Angeles identity theft attorney from our law firm will thoroughly examine all of the evidence and may be able to prove the defendant did use the other individual's information with the intent to perform an illegal act or the defendant had consent from the alleged victim to their personal information.
An identity theft case built by prosecutors might be notes with logs and dates of transactions, including the alleged victim's whereabouts, or evidence that the other party had not been aware of or had not given consent to the usage of their personal information.
A Los Angeles identity theft lawyer from our law firm will endeavor to use the facts in order to prove that the circumstances provide a reasonable doubt that your acquisition and usage of the information was done with their consent or purely with intent to only perform legal acts.
Any documentation used by the Los Angeles county prosecutor to incriminate you in the alleged act of identity theft will be attained and reviewed in order to prove lack of specific intent to commit a theft crime.
Get Help by Calling a Los Angeles Identity Theft Attorney
Our Los Angeles identify theft attorneys many be able to show that your actions had no intent to break the law, that you had reasonable belief you were acting with their consent and with the alleged victim's best interests at heart.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our skilled criminal defense lawyers offer superior legal representation against type of identity theft crime.
Our law firm have a track record of success over our six decades of combined experience in criminal defense law.
If you are under criminal investigation or already charged with identity theft, we can help you. Early intervention into your case by a Los Angeles identity theft lawyer at our office can be critical to the outcome.
Our attorneys may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to avoid the formal filing of criminal charges.
An identity theft conviction could have a lasting impact of your future. If the issue of guilt is not in doubt, our defense lawyers are skilled courtroom negotiators and may be able a favorable plea bargain.
For an aggressive legal defense against identity theft charges, call our law firm to speak with a Los Angeles identity theft lawyer at 877-781-1570.
We offer a free immediate response.