DuPage County Identity Theft Defense Lawyer
Have you been accused of identity theft? You need an experienced theft defense attorney.
Crimes involving identity theft are often aggressively prosecuted and can be extremely complicated. If you've been accused of an identity theft crime, you need an experienced identity theft defense attorney who can help you know and stand up for your rights as a defendant.
Call Donahue, Sowa & Magana today at 630-232-1780 or contact us online.
Identity theft is the act of using another individual's personal information to open credit card accounts, apply for loans, open bank accounts, make withdrawals from someone's account, rent an apartment, file for bankruptcy or gain employment. Identity theft is usually committed by using someone else's name, address, Social Security number, birth date or bank account numbers.
The two main types of identity theft are true name fraud and account takeover. With true name fraud, a person uses someone else's personal information to open bank accounts, credit cards or utilities. Account takeover involves making purchases from another person's bank account without their knowledge or permission.
Identify theft can carry heavy penalties.
In most cases, charges for identity theft are felonies, meaning that those convicted could face over a year in prison. Because of this, it is important that you consult with a theft defense lawyer with the skill and experience you need to handle a complex identity theft case.
An identity theft conviction can make it difficult to find a job, rent an apartment or enter college. You need a criminal defense lawyer who will help you stand up for your rights as a defendant.