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
- 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.