Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when a person obtains money, goods, or something of value through the use of another person’s identity with fraudulent intent. Identity theft commonly involves illegal immigration or criminal Internet activity. Identity theft includes financial, criminal, and business/commercial identity theft, as well as identity cloning.

Financial identity theft includes stealing the credit cards and other financial information of a person so that the individual can obtain goods and services without paying for them, writing bad checks, or obtaining a loan in the first person’s name. 

The most common types of identity theft include: Internet identity theft, credit card identity theft, computer identity theft, bank identity theft, social security identity theft, and credit union identity theft.

Identity fraud is prohibited by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266 Section 37E and is punishable by up to 2 ½ years in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000, as well as restitution for victim’s financial loss, which may include costs to correct credit, lost wages, attorney’s fees, or to satisfy any debts the person may have caused.

Identity Theft Defense Representation at the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman

At the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, our attorneys have years of Criminal Defense experience. As new laws are passed to protect against identity theft, law enforcement agencies are becoming more attentive to, and are training their officers on, crimes committed over the Internet. We are constantly monitoring the changes in the law in order to effectively protect our clients.

Our MA identity theft defense lawyers defend clients who have been charged with all types of identity theft crimes. Our goal is to protect your rights and develop strategies that defend you effectively against any charges. We advise anyone who believes they may be under investigation for identity theft to contact us immediately so we can begin to defend them. In some instances, our attorneys have been able to stop our clients from being charged at all, preserving their careers, families and futures.

If you believe you are presently being investigated, or have recently been charged with identity theft, please Call the Greater Boston law offices of Altman & Altman, LLP for a free consultation, 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online.

Our phones are answered twenty four hours a day, seven days a week – including nights and weekends.  In addition to being available by Telephone around the clock, all Emails sent to the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP receive an immediate response.  Please Contact our Office to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one our experienced Massachusetts Identity Theft Lawyers.  All consultations are completely confidential.

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