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Understanding Felony Identity Theft

Identity theft charges do not necessarily require using someone else’s stolen information. Stealing their information alone is enough to face a felony charge in the state of California.

To convict someone of identity theft, the prosecution has the burden of proving that the defendant acquired another person’s personal identity unlawfully and intentionally. Such theft can take place through the mail, the internet, over the phone, or in person.

Regardless of the method of the alleged crime, identity theft charges are serious and can include acts, such as:

  • Stealing banking information
  • Social security theft
  • Using the internet to steal personal information
  • Taking credit card information

What If I Have Been Charged for Identity Theft Fraud?

As soon as you are charged with identity theft in California, the prosecution already begins building their case against you, meaning you need to have a strong defense right away. To make matters worse, if the court discovers an underlying white collar felony crime was involved in your identity theft case, you could possibly suffer an aggravated charge added to your original charge.

The best defense is one that starts early. As such, if you are facing identity theft charges, it is important to talk to our skilled Los Angeles identity theft defense attorney right away. Certain legal options are available only at certain stages of your case, so getting an early start on your defense ensures that you will have more legal options available to you.

Ready to Fight Your Los Angeles Identity Theft Charges? So Are We.

Shemaria Law Offices is ready to answer questions regarding your identity theft charges. Once we gather every detail of your case and the investigation against you, our Los Angeles identity theft defense lawyer can begin devising a hard-hitting case on your behalf.

Contact us at (310) 953-4004 to schedule a free consultation!

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    Joseph Shemaria

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    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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