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What are California’s Identity Theft Laws?
The advent of digital technology has made it easier than ever to steal personally-identifiable information, and thus identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. California is a particularly impacted state, being one of the leaders in reported instances every year.
California’s identity theft statutes state that three elements must be present in order to be charged:
- You willfully obtained another person’s personal identifying information with unlawful intent
- You used that information for any unlawful purpose
- You performed this action without that person’s consent
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Experienced Legal Counsel with the Law Offices of Mark Girdner
Accusations of identity theft are extremely serious and should not be taken lightly. Depending on the nature of your crime, you could be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges with jail time and large fines at stake. However, there are some common defenses to identity theft charges that a skilled criminal defender may be able to help you with.
A reputable fraud crimes defense attorney will be able to assist you with accepted legal defenses using the evidence of your case. For this reason it is not advised that you attempt to face your charges and your prosecutors alone.
If you have been arrested and charged with identity theft, you may be facing potentially life-changing sentences. A skilled Modesto theft crimes attorney may be able to help you avoid some or all of these charges using considerable experience and legal knowledge. At the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner, Attorney Girdner has represented those facing the criminal justice system for over a decade. His experience as a former Deputy District Attorney gives him a unique inside edge into the strategies of prosecutors, allowing him to mount a hard-hitting and effective defense of his clients.