Georgia Identity Theft

Athens Criminal Defense Lawyer

Identity theft is a growing crime in the United States—and not one that is taken lightly. Using another individual’s personal information for financial gain can result in a number of consequences, including jail time, fines and a permanent criminal record. Get help protecting yourself from these penalties with a renowned Athens criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb.

We offer free case evaluations. Call (706) 705-5122 to schedule an in-person meeting with our lead attorney.

Identity Theft Laws

To crack down on identity theft, the federal government passed the Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITADA) in 1998. Under this law, using another person’s information, such as social security number or passwords, to access their bank accounts is illegal. Opening an account in someone else’s name or using stolen government IDs is also prohibited under this act.

The following acts are considered identity fraud:

  • Opening a bank account in someone else’ name
  • Using stolen government ID’s
  • Forging a signature on a check
  • Using someone else’s social security number
  • Using someone else’s long distance calling card

Often, identity theft charges go hand in hand with other criminal offenses. Related crimes may include mail fraud and computer fraud. Federal agencies, such as the FBI and Secret Service, generally investigate these types of crimes, which means you may face federal charges.

The penalties for identity theft are significant. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be sentenced a maximum of 15 years in prison as well as fines. The courts can also order you to pay the victim back.

A felony conviction can also result in a number of problems. With a felony on your record, you may be prohibited from working in certain fields, owning a firearms or even voting. You might even have problems trying to travel outside of the United States.

Contact Our Law Office Today

Being charged with a federal crime can be a scary experience; fortunately, having a skilled Athens criminal defense attorney on your side can alleviate some of the burden. Attorney Lee Webb has a proven track record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions for his clients’ charges, and can put his skills to work for you if hired.

If you have any questions about identity theft charges, call us today at (706) 705-5122.

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