Houston Identity Theft Attorney
Fraud Crime & Penalties
Identity theft is often charged along with other offenses such as check forgery,
credit card fraud,
mail and wire fraud, and
counterfeiting. Because you can face separate penalties for each offense, it is critical
you work with an experienced defense attorney early in the case.
Depending on the specifics of your case, a conviction for identity theft
can include a fine and a multiyear prison sentence. Your attorney must
have experience with fraud, financial crimes and cybercrime cases at the
state and federal levels.
Attorney Jed Silverman has more than 20 years of experience defending people
charged with identity theft, fraud, and other serious crimes.
For a free consultation with a Houston identity theft lawyer, please call
Charges Often Associated With Identity Theft
Identity theft cases may be aggressively prosecuted by state and federal
law enforcement agencies. If the case includes charges of counterfeiting or
forgery of identification documents, the FBI, Secret Service and Department of
Homeland Security may be involved in the investigation. These agencies
have nearly limitless resources at their disposal. You need an attorney
who knows how to counteract their tactics.
Using the Internet for criminal transmission of images or content is considered
wire fraud, which is a
federal crime. Identity theft offenses will likely include federal charges when they
involve wire fraud and cybercrimes such as phishing, hacking, fraudulent
e-mails and fraudulent websites.
Credit card fraud and check fraud charges often include identity theft
as well. Individuals who use other people's Medicare or Medicaid cards
may also be charged with identity theft in addition to
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The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is backed by decades of combined legal
experience and a long record of proven case results. If you or someone
you love has been charged with identity or another related offense, take
action to begin your case and
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