South Bend Criminal Defense Attorney
Need Help Fighting Your Identity Theft Charges?
Identity theft is the illegal procurement of information used to personally
identify another, such as their name, address, social security number,
place of employment, or any other information that could be used to prove
an identity. Alternatively, in today’s digital age, it could also
include things like credit card numbers, fingerprints, or identification
The theft of this information is considered a felony and can land you in
prison as well as force you to pay a large fine. If you have been accused
of identity theft, you need the services of a skilled South Bend criminal
defense lawyer on your side. The skilled attorneys at the
Wruble Law Group have more than 40 years of combined experience and a history of success
across numerous cases.
Have you been accused of identity theft? Call and get a
free consultation from the reputable legal advocates at the Wruble Law Group at (574) 281-0142 today.
Types of Identity Theft
Due to dramatic rise of ecommerce and digital functions that require our
credentials, lawmakers have had to widen their definitions of identity
theft and change the way that they police and prosecute those they accuse.
Identity theft generally occurs, however, primarily in two ways:
Identity Deception is when someone illegally obtains someone else’s personally identifiable
information (living or deceased), and then utilizing it to either cause
harm or defraud them or another person.
Synthetic Identity Deception is when pieces of identifying information from multiple people are put
together to create an entirely fictitious identity used with the intent
to defraud or harm someone else.
Depending on the severity of the crime and the intent with which it was
committed, identity theft could be considered either a Class C or Class
D felony. The penalties for these crimes mean you could be spending anywhere
from six months to eight years in prison and face fines of up to $10,000.
With the amount of risk that identity theft accusations can place on your
future, it is important to seek out the legal advice and representation
of a skilled criminal defense attorney. The Wruble Law Group has the experience,
strategies, and insight you can trust to defend you in the most effective fashion.
Contact the Wruble Law Group online today and receive a free case evaluation.