Miami Identity Theft Criminal Defense Lawyers
Each Miami criminal lawyer at DMT has represented numerous clients charged with identity theft both in state and federal court. Identity theft can occur in a variety of forms and occurs when an individual illegally obtains another person's personal information to engage in fraud and theft. Identity theft offenses generally involve the unauthorized use of names, addresses, social security numbers, birth certificates, passports and driver's licenses to apply for credit cards, open bank accounts and obtain bank and car loans. Identity theft often accompanies other charges on an indictment or information such as credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, medicare fraud and theft. The Miami identity theft criminal lawyers at DMT have defended dozens of identity theft cases and have achieved outstanding results for our clients.
The federal government has become acutely aware of the significant escalation of identity theft crimes being committed in Miami and across the United States. The negative economic impact and potential to compromise national security has led the federal legislature to pass a new statute which allow federal prosecutors to file the charge of aggravated identity theft. The new statute carries a two year minimum mandatory sentence. With the serious consequences that attach in Miami identity theft cases, if you or a loved is contacted by state or federal investigators, it is imperative to contact the criminal defense team at DMT to protect your rights.
If you are contacted by law enforcement regarding an identity theft investigation, the advice and representation provided by a criminal defense attorney is absolutely essential. Remember, law enforcement will inevitably want to speak with you about the investigation. The police are not trying to help you, but rather build a case against you. Do not give law enforcement consent to search your home or car. Any evidence they obtain will be used against you in a criminal prosecution. Similarly, any statements a person provides to the investigators will used to build the case. Call the experienced identity theft criminal attorneys at DMT to get sound legal advice before speaking to anyone.
If you are under investigation for, or have been arrested and charged with identity fraud, contact the Miami criminal lawyers at DMT. An experienced criminal attorney is available every day of the year, 24 hours a day to speak with you regarding your situation. You can call our office or reach us by completing the form on our contact page or by sending an e-mail.