Atlanta Identity Theft Attorney
Federal Identity Theft Charges and Penalties
The Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act states that identity
theft is committed when a person willfully transfers or uses another's
means of identification without proper authority, in order to commit or
aid in illegal activity that directly violates federal law or constitutes
a felony under state or local laws. Instances of identity theft are investigated
by federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
This type of crime is frequently tied in with other federal crimes, including
wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and computer hacking, and carries
severe penalties in the event of a conviction. A person successfully convicted
of identity theft may face up to 15 years in prison, substantial fines, and
forfeiture of any property or assets that were deemed to have been obtained through proceeds from the crime,
or used to aid in the commission of the crime.
If you have been connected to an identity theft offense, either through
formal investigation or criminal charges, it is in your best interest
to contact an Atlanta federal criminal defense attorney who can establish
the best legal course of action in your case.
Identity Theft Lawyer in Atlanta
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., was established in 1985 in
order to provide effective legal defense for those who have been charged with
criminal offenses. Our firm believes in employing a determined and aggressive approach to
each client's case, in which we directly challenge the accusations
of the prosecution and work to cast doubt on the validity of their arguments.
Before you go into court make sure you know your rights, have an attorney
walk you through the hearing and trial process.