Identity Theft Charges Are Very Serious
Identity theft may be the fastest growing crime in the United States and a conviction can result in serious criminal penalties. State and federal governments take this issue very seriously and have assigned task forces that work exclusively to investigate allegations of identity theft.
Before speaking to the police, speak to a lawyer with the experience and resources to properly defend you against these complex charges. Call 612-504-5533 for a free initial consultation with William Mauzy, Attorney at Law.
Attorney William Mauzy has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience and has successfully tried more than 100 cases. He provides his clients with a skilled and effective defense, thoroughly reviewing their cases and advising them on all legal strategies that will be employed in pursuit of the best possible outcome. He handles misdemeanor and felony identity theft defense.
The Basics Of Identity Theft Charges In Minnesota
Identify theft may be prosecuted in state or federal court. In Minnesota, the crime involves a defendant using someone else’s identity causing the person, whose name the defendant uses, to incur a loss or harm as a result of defendant’s use of his identity. Importantly, the law requires proof that the defendant misused another person’s identity with the intention to engage in unlawful activity.
A wide variety of conduct may lead to criminal charges, including use of someone else’s’ credit cards or checks, using someone else’s identity to apply for government benefits, or on a tax return seeking a refund, or applying for loans or a mortgage, or acquiring any goods or services by using someone else’s name. The maximum punishment for identity theft increases from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the amount of loss and number of victims.
Identity theft lawyer William Mauzy will provide you with experienced legal representation throughout the process. He understands identity theft/fraud cases, knows how to investigate them and respects their importance to you.
Speak To A Defense Lawyer Before Talking With Anyone Else
If you are facing identity theft charges, you face significant damage to your personal reputation, future employment prospects, a felony conviction and jail. If you believe you are under investigation for identity theft or you have already been charged, it is important to seek out the advice of an experienced defense lawyer.