Identity Theft

Identity theft, also called identity fraud, is a crime that involves using someone else’s personal information for your own gain. Although most cases of identity theft include financial fraud, you can also use another person’s private data to gain access to certain medications, insurance benefits, etc. In all cases, though, identity theft can be punishable in court.

An identity theft conviction can carry consequences like heavy fines and even jail time. If you have been charged with identity fraud, you deserve an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is willing to fight for your rights. To discuss your case with a qualified Dallas criminal attorney, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

Types of Identity Theft

In 1998, Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, which made identity theft a crime punishable in a court of law. This law makes it illegal for someone to knowingly take another person’s personal information to commit any type of crime. These crimes include:

  • Financial fraud
  • Criminal identity theft
  • Fraudulent use of medical information
  • Driving crimes made with someone else’s driver’s license
  • Credit card theft

No matter the type of identity theft that you commit, you risk punishment like forfeiture of your property. Thus, if you have been charged with identity theft, you should not hesitate to consult a lawyer.

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Now that people are more aware of the dangers of identity theft, they may be quick to accuse you of such a crime. If you have been wrongly accused of identity fraud or another such criminal act, you should fight to clear your name of this charge. To discuss your legal options, contact a Dallas criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

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