Orlando Identity Theft Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with identity theft in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place in Florida? If so, you should contact a Central Florida identity theft defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The crime of identity theft can be charged under a Federal identity theft law (18 U.S.C. § 1028) and/or the Florida identity theft law under Florida Statute 817.568 that provides that anyone who fraudulently uses, or possesses with the intent to fraudulently use, someone else's personal identifying information, and who does not have consent of the owner, commits the crime of fraudulent use of personal identification information.
Identifying information includes a person's name, telephone number, date of birth, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, state identification number, or any other piece of information that can identify a person.
Identity Theft - Possible Penalties Under Florida Law
Anyone committing criminal use of personal identification commits a third-degree felony. However, anyone who uses someone else's personal identifying information to obtain property or anything of value worth more than $5,000 commits a second-degree felony. If the identity theft involved the personal identifying information of 10 to 19 individuals, the crime is also considered to be a second-degree felony. If the identity theft involved the personal information of 20 or more individuals, or resulted in a pecuniary gain of $50,000 or more, then the crime can be considered a first-degree felony. The authorities are becoming increasingly aggressive in prosecuting these types of crimes involving fraud. That is why it is so critical to have a higly skilled identity theft defense attorney on your side! Contact us today! Central Florida criminal defense attorney and former Florida prosecutor has represented thousands of clients in the past and he will be honored to represent you too!
What Should I do if I am Charged with Identity Theft?
Common sense dictates that you should never face serious criminal charges without a criminal defense attorney to protect you once charges have been filed. However, since prosecutors today have so much discretion in charging of these types of fraud based crimes, it becomes even more critical to have a highly experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner as soon as possible. By submitting mitigating factors or bringing to light legal defenses that a client may have to the potential crime early on, many times the charges can be reduced or even declined for prosecution entirely by the State. Without an effective defense lawyer, these important factors often remain completely unknown to the prosecutors. Attorney Jack Kaleita can be there to defend your rights in these situations and to ensure that you get treated fairly by the authorities.
Contact our Central Florida Identity Theft Defense Lawyer
Identity theft charges are taken very seriously by Florida prosecutors and the penalties can be harsh and long lasting. That is why it is so critical to have someone very experienced and knowledgeable on your side. As a former senior Florida prosecutor, criminal defense attorney Jack Kaleita is thoroughly familiar with how criminal cases are handled and prepared for trial by the government against the accused. Use this knowledge to your advantage and contact us today! Our early intervention is critical and can make a big difference in the outcome of your case! We are available at (866) 422-7934 or (407) 831-7800. You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Central Florida identity theft defense attorney will contact you shortly. Our law firm is committed to protecting your rights. We value your privacy and will keep all your information confidential. We are conveniently located just off Interstate 4, in Longwood, minutes away from downtown Orlando, and easily accessible from every direction.