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Houston Identity Theft Defense Lawyers

Identity theft is a form of crime that involves using another individual’s personal information with the intent to commit fraud. Common forms of identity theft involve using another person’s social security number, credit cards, or other personal documents. In recent years, the proliferation of internet technology has made these types of crimes simpler to commit. To combat this growing problem, federal regulations have been introduced which carry significant penalties for online identity theft.

Being accused of identity theft can have significant consequences, particularly if the act in question is prosecuted as a federal crime. If you or someone you know has been accused of committing identity theft, contact the Houston identity theft defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404 to discuss your situation and learn more about your rights and options.

Penalties for Identity Theft

Federal laws regulating identity theft have led to increased penalties for this form of crime in recent years, largely due to an increase in identity theft crimes facilitated by the internet. If it is found that an individual has used a computer to commit identity theft, they are subject to the following penalties:

  • Imprisonment for up to 5 years (per count)
  • Inability to serve the sentence on parole
  • Restitution to victims of the crime

Increased penalties for committing aggravated identity theft, or identity theft used to facilitate committing a felony.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of identity theft, it is important that you have strong legal representation to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. Contact the Houston identity theft lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404 to begin formulating your defense.