Los Angeles Identity Theft Lawyers
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Identity theft is a crime which is harshly prosecuted throughout the U.S.,
by both state and federal government agencies. The
Los Angeles internet crime defense lawyers at Okabe & Haushalter understand the importance of protecting the
rights of individuals who have been accused of identity theft, in order
to prevent the innocent from being imprisoned and to prevent law enforcement
from violating citizens’ constitutional rights in their pursuit
When you consult our firm, we will review your particular charges with
you in order to determine what we can do to help. Our attorneys have experience
as former prosecutors, giving them the advantage of understanding both
sides of criminal proceedings involving identity theft. As a result, we
are able to see the weaknesses in the State’s (the prosecution’s)
case and work to prove innocence.
Identity Theft: Charges & Penalties
Identity theft occurs when an individual steals another’s personal
information for the purpose of committing fraud or for financial gain.
This may include a person’s name, address, social security number,
bank account number and other sensitive information which would give another
the ability to “steal” their identity. This may be committed
by physical theft of a person’s wallet or mail, by using the internet
to steal information, by counterfeiting,
phishing, spamming or by
Identity theft is a felony offense in California and a conviction may result
in a state prison sentence of up to 20 years, along with fines of up to
$10,000. Restitution may also be a penalty enforced by the court. Specific
penalties, however, will depend upon the particular charges and case.
Have you been accused of identity theft? If so,
consult an attorney at our firm to see what we can do to help.