Internet-based Identity Theft
With the increasing prevalence of internet shopping, online banking, and social media, prosecutors are executing an intensified effort to stymie identity theft. As a result, the sometimes overzealous pursuit of those who allegedly engage in identity theft culminates with individuals either being wrongly accused or unduly punished. The consequences of a conviction for internet-based identity theft can be severe; aside from having to pay substantial fines and potential financial compensation to the alleged victim, there is a possibility you may have to serve prison time.
Elements Considered in Identity Theft Conviction
A conviction of identity theft can be life-altering. While every case is unique, there are a few factors that will serve to determine the severity of the consequences should a conviction be reached, including:
- The method by which personal information is alleged to have been gathered
- The alleged use of stolen funds to finance any other criminal activity
- The amount of all cash or property allegedly stolen
- In special instances where a group of people are suspected of identity theft, each individual’s alleged involvement will be taken into consideration
If you have been accused of identity theft, it is critical that you secure legal representation as early on in the process as possible.
Contact a San Antonio Identity Theft Lawyer
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