Federal Identity Theft Lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts
Identity Theft Charges Carry Serious Penalties
Identity theft refers to the crime of wrongfully obtaining and using another person’s personal information for profit.
Under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, accessing another person’s banking information or accessing their personal information by going through their lost or stolen mail, purse or wallet is a federal crime.
In order for a conviction to be made, the prosecution has to prove that a person meant to unlawfully transfer or use another person’s identification and intended to commit crimes in doing so.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works together with other agencies to coordinate law enforcement, investigations and prosecution of identity theft crimes, including:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Secret Service
- Postal Inspection Service
The Theft Penalty Enhancement Act in 2004 increased penalties for aggravated identity theft, requiring courts to impose additional consecutive sentences of two years for general offenses, and five years for terrorism-related offenses.
Efficient Legal Advocacy For Identity Theft Charges
If you are being investigated for identity theft crimes, our federal identity-theft lawyers can help you build a successful defense.
Time is of the essence to protect your rights. If you are convicted of identity theft, you could be subject to paying fines and sentenced to time in federal prison.
Call now for a free phone consultation at 617-297-9213 to tell us about the facts of your case and to learn more about your options. We can help you secure the best possible outcome.
Reliable Experience For A Solid Defense
We have represented clients who are business owners, corporate executives, celebrities and government employees. Our firm’s attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers.
At the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, we provide legal representation for clients in Boston and throughout New England. Reach out to us conveniently online. Our law firm offers free phone consultations.