An Aggressive Defender Against Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft is a serious crime that carries serious consequences. If you have been charged with identity theft in California, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to help you fight these charges and minimize the penalties you face — a broad term that encompasses a broad range of crimes, from mail fraud to computer crimes.
I am attorney Eric T. Hamilton. I possess more than 20 years of experience as a Visalia identity theft defense lawyer. I will work one-on-one with you to ensure that you understand your legal options and have the information you need to make informed decisions about your defense.
How Does Identity Theft Occur?
Identity theft is knowingly impersonating another person, without his or her permission, in order to obtain money, goods or services defined. This could include a range of actions and other related crimes, such as:
- Internet crimes, including phishing schemes
- Mail fraud
- Check fraud
- Credit card fraud
Identity theft is a felony in California and carries serious penalties, including jail time, fines and a criminal record.
Was Evidence Illegally Obtained?
Whether you were arrested for obtaining a stolen identity through a phishing scam online or for forging a check, I will vigorously defend you from your charges. I will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest, looking for potential defenses. If evidence was obtained through an illegal search and seizure, it may be possible to suppress the evidence. I will explore every option in order to get your charges dismissed or the penalties reduced in your case.