San Bernardino Identity Theft Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Identity Theft Charges in San Bernardino, California
Are you under a criminal investigation for or have you been charged with
identity theft in the San Bernardino area? If so, it is vital that you
retain the services of a highly qualified criminal defense attorney. The
San Bernardino identity theft lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark Raymond
McDonald can provide you with knowledgeable and skilled legal representation
in any criminal charges, including those involving identity theft. Mr.
McDonald has been in practice since 1990 and is a former Riverside County
prosecutor. He has successfully defended innumerable clients over the
past two decades in all types of criminal cases. With his extensive experience
on both sides of the courtroom and his total commitment to his clients,
he has earned the high respect of the San Bernardino and Riverside legal
Identity Theft Charges and Consequences
Identity theft is generally considered a white collar crime, which are
nonviolent crimes based on deception and misrepresentation. Usually in
an identity theft case, the alleged offender has accessed another person's
identification information through computer hacking or mail theft and
uses this information to obtain credit cards, other bank accounts, or
get funds to which they are not entitled. Each piece of personal identification
information that is unlawfully obtained can be charged as another count
of identity theft which is classified as a felony.
Identity theft is covered under California Penal Code 530.5 with penalties
including imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year and / or a
fine up to $1,000 or imprisonment in a state prison for up to 3 years
and / or a fine up to $10,000 depending on the facts of the case. Restitution
to the victim may also be sentenced. In addition, court costs and probation
or parole may ensue. Identity theft may also be prosecuted as a federal
crime under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 which
carries penalties of up to 25 years in a federal prison.
As in any criminal charges, it is crucial to have a capable defense lawyer
in your corner such as the San Bernardino identity theft attorney at the
firm who will work vigorously to protect your rights and achieve the most
favorable outcome possible for your case. Contact the firm to set up a
free, initial consultation about your situation today.
If you are facing charges of identity theft,
contact the San Bernardino Identity Theft Lawyer
at the firm for experienced legal representation.