You could be facing identity theft charges under state law for a wide range of crimes. These range from the use of someone’s personal information to make purchases under their name to obtaining medical services using someone else’s identity. Being charged with identity theft is a serious crime and you could face jail time or expensive fines if convicted.
Perhaps you were entrusted with someone’s personal information and you did not realize the actions you were taking were unlawful. We know you are innocent until proven guilty and should be given a fair chance to defend yourself.
Identity theft takes place when someone uses another person’s name, Social Security Number, credit card number, or other financial information to acquire services, goods, credit cards, loans, or other bank accounts that belong to someone else.
Being accused of the crime of identity theft can be devastating. It is vital to get legal representation as soon as you are accused of such a crime. Contact Grewal Law PLLC today to get help with your charges. We will take the time to hear your story and to understand the circumstances of your individual case.
Call our firm today for your no-obligation quote at (888) 211-5798.
Crimes of Identity Theft
Identity theft comes in a lot of different forms from being accused of stealing someone’s mail with personal identifying information to hacking into someone’s computer. You can even be charged with identity theft for using someone’s information to receive medical services. Being accused of any of these alleged crimes could cause you to face serious criminal charges. If you are under investigation for anything related to identity theft contact our firm right away.
We will help you build a defense in your case. Often a friend or family member may have entrusted you with his or her information to make a purchase for him or her. In other instances, you may be setting up something as a surprise for the person whose information you are using. We want to hear your story in order to build the most effective defense for you.
Penalties for Identity Theft
The penalties for identity theft can be severe in Michigan. There is a statute of limitation on when charges can be made. If convicted of identity theft you could face the following penalties:
- Fines up to $25,000
- Consecutive jail sentence of up to five years in prison after any sentence related to fraud
Penalties increase for a second or subsequent conviction. In these instances, you could face up to 15 years in prison.
You could also face charges if you copy information during a financial transaction. These charges may include paying fines up to $1,000 and spending up to one year in jail. The Identity Theft Protection Act also allows for charges to be brought against you if you are using information for a person who is deceased. Do not risk facing these life-altering penalties alone, contact our legal team today to help you combat any identity theft charges.
Identity Theft & Elder Abuse
If you have been entrusted with the care of a relative someone may accuse you of some form of financial abuse which could include identity theft. Elder abuse accusations are very serious, so make sure to get legal representation when facing these allegations. Often a disgruntled family member may accuse you of wrongdoing when no crime has been committed. We will work with you to clear your name to help you restore your integrity after facing these charges.
Lenders Facing Legal Action
As an individual who works in the financial industry, you could face legal action if you do not follow guidelines in the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. If you are facing civil litigation related to an infraction related to an error in your lending practices call us today. We can provide you with advice on the options that are available to you in your case.
White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan, MI
The Michigan criminal defense attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC have the experience to help you face white collar crime charges including identity theft. Facing these charges can ruin your reputation while having a major impact on your life.
Contact our white collar crime attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC today at (888) 211-5798.