Theft Crimes Defense Attorney For Identity Theft In Lynnwood
Have You Been Arrested For Identity Theft?
An individual's "identity" is composed of a social security
number, financial account numbers, passwords, and other confidential information.
It is estimated that 9 million Americans have their identities stolen
each year. It is often very difficult for the victim to recover the money,
credit, and security lost; juries therefore are often very sympathetic
to the victim. If you have been arrested for identity theft, contact a
theft crimes defense attorney from the
Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear immediately to help safeguard your rights and get fair representation
regarding the allegations.
Washington law states, "No person may knowingly obtain, possess, use,
or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another
person, living or dead, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet,
I represent clients who have been charged with identity theft; some of
the types of identity theft I handle are:
- Skimming: where debit card and credit card numbers are stolen using a special device
- Phishing: where spam or other fake companies trick people into revealing
financial and other personal information
- Address Changes: where information is derived from the diversion of another's
billing statements with a change of address form
- Physical Theft: the taking of another's wallet, mail, purse, tax forms,
etc. for the identifying information
- Pretexting: using false pretenses, such as a fake company, to get information
from utility companies, telephone companies, financial institutions, etc.
- Dumpster Diving: theft from a trash bin or dumpster
There are two levels of identity theft charges and they are both serious.
If credit, money, goods, services, or anything else of value in excess
of $1500 has been obtained using someone's identity or financial information,
it is a Class B Felony. For an amount less than $1500. it is categorized
as a Class C Felony. Sentences can range up to ten years imprisonment,
a fine of twenty thousand dollars or both.
It is essential in these types of cases that an experienced identity theft
criminal defense lawyer be contacted immediately. Call me at the office
of Lance R. Fryrear as soon as you are charged.
Balancing Things Out With A Good Defense
Because identity theft has gotten so much attention in the media, states,
counties and communities are raising awareness of the crime by implementing
task forces, and the prosecution has a vested interest in being aggressive
with these types of crimes. As a former prosecutor, I have dealt with
many identity theft cases and I use that knowledge and experience to defend
clients who have been accused of identity theft crimes. I start the process
with a free consultation so I can examine all the facts and initiate an
investigation whenever necessary. All of my potential clients receive
my report, "10 Things Every Person Charged With A Crime Must Know"
during this consultation.
Get the help you need by
contacting the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear
if you have been charged with an identity theft crime.