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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.


Client Testimonials

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In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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