Identity Fraud Attorneys in Westwood
Defednig Clients Accused of Identity Fraud in Norfolk County
There are a number of different crimes considered “identity fraud” in Massachusetts. These crimes contain several elements and there can be many ways to defend against charges of identity fraud. Posing as another person is not, by itself, identity fraud. The crime of identity fraud is triggered if someone poses as another person to get something of value (money, a credit card, goods, or services) or poses as another person to harass someone. Also, just taking someone’s personal information with the intent to use that information to get something of value or to harass someone is considered a violation of the identity fraud statute.
For example, if someone takes the personal information of another person and plans on using that information to fraudulently apply for a credit card, even if they never actually get the credit card, that person can be guilty of identity fraud.
Many acts that people think of as being “identity fraud” can result in charges of identity fraud and other crimes as well. Using someone else’s identifying information to obtain and use a credit card can be identity fraud, credit card fraud, and larceny. Using someone else’s identity to write and cash a check can be identity fraud, forgery, uttering, and larceny. It is important to have lawyers experienced with defending identity fraud and other white-collar crimes to defend these kinds of cases.
You may be accused of identity fraud if you:
- Pose as another person to get something of value.
- Pose as another person to harass someone (the person whose information was used, or another person).
- Obtain the personal information of another person with the intent to use it to get something of value.
- Obtain the personal information of another person with the intent to use it to harass someone.
- Obtain the personal information of another person so someone else can use it to get something of value.
- Obtain the personal information of another person so someone else can harass someone.
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What Happens if I am Arrested for Identity Fraud?
Police officers are specifically allowed to arrest someone if they have probable cause to believe that they have committed identity fraud. If you are arrested, charged, or under investigation, it is important that you contact experienced and aggressive defense attorneys right away. Acting quickly in these types of cases can be extremely important. Allegations of identity fraud are taken very seriously by the Police and District Attorney’s Offices. It is vital that the defense take these allegations just as seriously and begins working on your case right away.
What Are the Penalties for Identity Fraud?
If you are found guilty of identity fraud, you can be sent to jail for up to 2 ½ years. You can also be fined $5,000 and be forced to pay full restitution for any credit problems or debts suffered by the victim of the fraud.
Hire an Experienced Identity Fraud Defense Lawyer Today
Identity Fraud is taken very seriously by police, prosecutors, and courts. Experienced fraud lawyers will be able to raise a number of defenses in fraud cases that can result in a dismissal or a finding of not guilty. Cases of identity fraud can involve numerous witnesses, business records, documents, and motions. Our Attorneys have handled identity fraud cases for the District Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office and know this area of the law inside and out. Our lawyers have successfully fought these charges for our clients and have the experience to put forth the best defense if you have been charged with identity fraud.
Our firm consists of local attorneys who have worked in the area for years. Each attorney is familiar with the courts and has a great reputation within the legal field.
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Our attorneys have successfully helped thousands of clients reach a positive outcome in their cases. We have acheived this by using our experience and expertise to our advantage.
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We are available 24/7 to best suit the needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on providing each of our clients and their cases with the personal attention and commitment that they deserve.
Our team consists of a former Supervisor of District Courts, a former Assistant Attorney General, and a former Homicide Prosecutor. Together they have a combined experience of 50 years.
Domestic Assault and Battery Not Guilty
Felony Larceny Case Dismissed
Forgery, Uttering, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Fraud, Larceny Case Dismissed
Identity Fraud, Criminal Harassment, Witness Intimidation Case Dismissed
Motor Vehicle Homicide Not Guilty
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI, DUI) Not Guilty
Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition Motion to Suppress allowed. Evidence Suppressed
Possession with Intent to Distribute Charges Reduced from Felony to Misdemeanor
Threats Case Dismissed
Violation of a Restraining Order Case Dismissed
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