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Defenses to Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious charge that could have massive consequences. Depending on the nature of the crime, federal prosecutors may even have jurisdiction in your case, and agencies such as the FBI or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service could be involved in investigating.

Such is the case with any other crime, you have a right to legal defense against criminal identity theft charges. Read on to learn more about some defenses your white collar crime lawyer may use when dealing with identity theft.

What Defenses Are You Used for an Identity Theft Case?

It’s estimated that millions of identity theft acts are committed each year in the U.S. When formal charges are presented to an individual accused of committing identity theft, lengthy investigations into the alleged criminal conduct have likely already taken place.

However, this doesn’t mean that the prosecuting or investigating agents haven’t misunderstood the evidence, falsely accused you, or made procedural errors. Some defenses to an identity theft charge, therefore, could include:

  • You had no intent to defraud or commit an otherwise unlawful act
  • You were authorized to use the other person or entity’s identity
  • You had no specific intent to commit a crime
  • You were falsely accused
  • Law enforcement conducted an unlawful search or seizure 

Defending yourself from identity theft charges can be complicated, but an experienced lawyer can help.

Contact a Defense Lawyer Today

When you’ve been accused of identity theft, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But the difference between being charged with a crime and being convicted is important. At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. we understand this difference and will work doggedly to provide you with the best legal defense possible given the facts of your case.

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