Colorado Springs Identity Theft Defense Attorney
Important Information on Identity Theft Charges
Have you been charged with a white collar crime associated with identity theft? Identity theft crimes are getting a lot of notice these days and they get the attention of state and federal agencies. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Colorado is one of the top 3 states in the nation for scam invitations via emails, phone and mail. The FTC also reported 95 identity theft victims for every 100,000 Coloradans, and 62% of victims notified the police department about the fraud.
Identity theft is defined as the intentional use of personal identifying information of another person with that person's permission. This information can include names, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information. Make no mistake, identity theft is a serious crime and a conviction could bring heavy fines and possibly time in prison, not to mention a criminal record. Having a criminal record will also inhibit one's chances for future employment as many employers shy away from hiring someone with an identity theft crime on their record.
Considering the seriousness of the penalties associated with a crime like identity theft, if you or a loved one have been accused of a crime, you need the immediate help of a criminal defense attorney experienced in white collar crimes. At The Samuelson Law Firm, our founding lawyer has served clients with serious allegations since 1997, and is here to ensure that your rights are defended. Call now for your complimentary consultation!
Legal Assistance For Identity Theft Accusations
The state of Colorado categorizes identity theft as a Class 4 felony, which means that those who are convicted will face prison time. Individuals who have a previous conviction in Colorado or another state can anticipate an even greater punishment.
Under Colorado law, if you have been accused of identity theft, you may be facing:
- One and 12 year's incarceration
- $1,000 to $500,000 in fines
- Payment of restitution to the alleged victim
- At least one year of probation
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest and whether or not there were extenuating circumstances, such as whether you were in possession of identity theft tools or if you are in possession of a financial device, the sentencing associated with your actions may increase.
If you have been accused of identity theft, a skilled attorney will be an essential part of avoiding conviction. There are specialized training courses offered for police officers and prosecutors throughout the state who want to learn more about prosecuting identity theft offenders, and you must be prepared to face harsh prosecution in court. At The Samuelson Law Firm my staff and I are keenly aware of how criminal convictions of this type will impact the future of our clients and we exhaust every legal resource to protect your rights and help you avoid conviction.
Contact The Samuelson Law Firm now if you need aggressive legal guidance against criminal accusations that have been made against you!