In Arizona, identity theft is a felony offense. Conviction likely brings a jail or prison term, depending on the policies of the county where you were arrested.
What many people don’t realize is that identity theft isn’t only e-mail scams or stealing bank account information on the Internet. You could be charged with identity theft if you obtained money through forgery or fraudulent use of credit cards or checks. If your child used a fake I.D. to get into a bar, he or she could face these serious criminal charges.
If you are facing charges of identity theft, you need to contact an experienced defense attorney immediately if you value your rights and freedom. At the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, I believe in aggressively representing my clients, and I always fight to obtain the very best possible result for them.
Identity Theft Attorney in Phoenix
In times past, underage college kids who used fake identification to get into bars would have the I.D. confiscated and be kicked out. Today, the mere possession of a fake I.D. is a felony and may lead to additional felony charges for forgery.
In addition to the criminal charges, conviction of identity theft may result in suspended driving privileges until the individual is 21 years of age. With Arizona State and the various junior colleges being in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, I have represented countless kids who naively got themselves into trouble.
As an experienced trial lawyer, I have also represented those allegedly involved in fraud, white collar and financial crimes. Even if you didn’t use false identification or fake checks, you should be aware that using card scanners, printers, checks or credit card numbers to illegally get money or goods from others is considered theft by fraud. Each number or identity is considered a separate crime, and multiple charges can mean you could be charged with racketeering.
Your best defense is to get advice from an experienced defense attorney as early in the investigation as possible. As one of a select number of attorneys who is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, I have the skill, the expertise and the experience needed to protect your rights and to fight effectively for the best possible result for you.
Contact a Phoenix Identity Theft Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, I offer an initial consultation to discuss questions and concerns.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.