Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer

With the advent of the digital world and smart technology being in everyone’s pocket, identity theft has been on the rise in recent years. In response, law enforcement agencies have made efforts to crackdown on this criminal violation that represents a mix of theft and white collar crime. Sometimes this dedication to catch more offenders becomes overzealousness, and the wrong people are accused of identity theft.

If you are charged with identity theft and need to protect your rights and reputation, the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella is the law firm for you. Our Milwaukee criminal defense attorney brings 20+ years of legal experience and true dedication to each case we accept. See what sort of difference that can make for your case by calling 414.882.8382 and requesting a free consultation.

How Does Identity Theft Occur?

The underlying concept of identity theft is one person making deliberate efforts to assume the identity of another. Most, but not all, forms of identity theft will involve stealing resources, finances, or disrupting business dealings once the identity assimilation is complete. While this is the groundwork of this white collar crime, there are numerous ways it can be carried out.

Some forms of identity theft include:

  • Driver’s license fraud
  • Social Security fraud
  • Financial identity theft
  • Change-of-address fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Employment identity theft

In order to refute the charges against you, it is beneficial to show that you did not have the ability to perform the identity theft of which you are accused. Several forms of identity theft do require computer skills and networking knowledge, making it a specialized form of crime. Many more serious forms of identity theft also involve two people who were connected in some way; if you have never met the person whose identity you allegedly stole, it might be used to your advantage when crafting your defense.

We are Ready to Get to Work

At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, our Milwaukee white collar crime attorney is highly-experienced in dealing with some of the most complex criminal defense cases out there. To protect your own identity from the repercussions of an identity theft conviction – such as steep fines and years spend behind bars – talk to our team as soon as possible. You can either dial 414.882.8382 or contact us online to begin.

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