Riverside Identity Theft Lawyers
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While we may see humorous advertisements on TV about identity theft, it is no joking matter. Taking someone’s information and then using it for your own purposes is an act of unlawful fraud. Sometimes it can be charged as a misdemeanor; other times, a felony. In either case, it is always sure to have highly devastating consequences.
The penalties you can face for an identity theft accusation can affect you for years, potentially preventing you from getting a job you desire, finding a new home, or even establishing and maintaining relationships with colleagues, friends, and family. If you have been accused of committing such a crime, immediately contact our identity theft lawyers in Riverside. At the Law Offices of Grech & Packer, our team will provide the zealous advocacy you need.
Call us at (951) 291-0105 today for aggressive, supportive defense with our Riverside identity theft attorneys.
What Is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is regarded as a serious offense against someone else. Even if no physical violence occurred, the repercussions of the offense still remain. In California, prosecutors will try to pin the crime on you, even if you did not commit these actions or did so unintentionally.
There are four primary circumstances where identity theft can occur, including:
- Purposefully taking and possessing the identifiable information of someone else and using it illegally when they have not given you permission
- Getting information that describes and identifies that person, with the willful intention of committing fraud
- Obtaining someone’s personal information and then selling or dispersing it to another without the original victim’s knowledge
- Offering, purchasing, or selling the identifying background and information of a person, knowing full well that the transaction is a fraudulent one
Personal Identifying Information
You may be wondering what exactly counts as personal identifying information in the state of California.
Anything that would be regarded as private information that could be used to access someone’s intimate, important business count as personal identifying information, including:
- Full names
- Phone numbers
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Tax ID numbers
- Social security number
- Birth or death certificate details
- Driver’s license and insurance information
- Identity number for place of employment
- Passport details
- Credit card or debit card information
- Bank account information
- Identification number for or school or higher education
- Marriage license
Possible Legal Defenses for Identity Theft Charges in CA
When you are facing a charge of identity theft, you need a powerful, supportive legal team to help your cause. In many cases, you could be mistakenly identified, or there may be a simple misunderstanding your advocate could clear up. Sometimes you may have committed a very minor misdemeanor that has been misaligned as something major. In other scenarios, the supposed victim might have even been trying to frame you.
Never leave your matter up to chance or attempt to defend yourself, since the prosecution will simply turn the case around on you. Instead, trust the Law Offices of Grech & Packer to aggressively defend you with everything we have.
Tell your side of the story to our Riverside identity theft lawyers by contacting us at (951) 291-0105.
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