Facing Identity Theft Charges?

Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Identity theft involves the unauthorized use of an individual's information in order to obtain goods, services, and other items of value. If you have been charged with identity theft, Dallas Defense Attorney Peter Barrett can help represent you.

Hiring an experienced identity theft defense lawyer from the law offices of Peter Barrett early in the process is one of the most important steps you can take to minimize, and possibly even avoid the consequences that stem from such charges. Communication is a vital aspect of a proper defense, and that is why we make ourselves available by phone 24/7 for your convenience.

Call our Dallas criminal defense attorney any time at (214) 307-8667.

Types of Identity Theft Include:

  • False use of credit cards
  • Mail fraud
  • Forgery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Cyber scams
  • Impersonation
  • Medical identity theft

Penalties for Identity Theft

The penalties for identity theft can vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances of your case, but most convictions result in either fines, imprisonment, probation, or restitution for the victims.

You could be facing the following repercussions:

  • Incarceration—If convicted for unauthorized use or transfer of financial information, you face a maximum of one year in jail. If the conviction is for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, the charge can result in life in prison.
  • Fines—Conviction of identify theft related to finances can result in a maximum fine of $4,000. A felony conviction of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information can result in a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Probation—A conviction of identity theft can also result in probation. The minimum sentence is one year, during which the individual must meet a number of requirements to satisfy the order of the court and avoid incarceration.
  • Restitution—In many cases, identity theft results in financial losses for the victim. Restitution is awarded to compensate them.

To help reduce these potential penalties, schedule your free case review today.