Los Angeles Identity Theft Attorney
Charged with Identity Theft in Los Angeles?
Identity Theft refers to a fraud crime where someone obtains personal information
of another and uses that information to steal money or goods using that
person’s information. Identity theft is a crime which continues
to receive more media attention, public awareness and subsequently law
enforcement investigation and criminal prosecutions. The FTC (Federal
Trade Commission) has estimated that as many as 9 million Americans are
the victims of identity theft each year. As such, law enforcement agencies
are harshly prosecuting the crime of identity theft. This is a felony
white collar crime which carries serious penalties.
Los Angeles criminal lawyer, Robert M. Bernstein is experienced with helping clients who have been
arrested, are under investigation, or have been charged with identity
theft in California. At the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, we understand
that these charges are serious and could, in certain circumstances, result
in lengthy prison sentences, fines, restitution and other penalties.
Many tactics are used to acquire the necessary personal information for
the crime of Identity theft. People will steal mail, go through a person's
trash and steal personal information using the internet, hacking into
a computer or database and internet phishing to commit identity theft.
Because the internet is so vast and contains so much information, identity
theft crimes as well as a number of other
theft crimes are committed using the internet. In these cases, a defense attorney
must have knowledge specific to this field in order to be effective and
defend his client to obtain the best results.
Los Angeles Identity Theft Defense Lawyer
Los Angeles Attorney Robert M. Bernstein has the experience, specific knowledge
and resources available to help clients who are facing identity theft
charges. Because of this, he is able to understand the details of the
charges his client is facing and therefore build an appropriate defense
strategy based upon that. No matter the specific identity theft charges
you may face, or what you have been accused of, it is important to consult
an attorney who can help you determine what can be done to protect your
rights, your future and your freedom.