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Identity Theft

Identity theft crimes happen throughout the country. People can assume someone else’s identity for various reasons, often to obtain money or to achieve some benefit. Local and state law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the widespread crime. However, it sometimes can be difficult because of technological and jurisdictional issues. The crimes are taken seriously, and the penalties can have life-altering consequences.

West Palm Beach Identity Theft Attorney

If you are charged with an identity theft crime in Palm Beach County, you need West Palm Beach identity theft lawyer Andrew D. Stine, P.A.. Stine is a former public defender with more than 10 years of experience representing people accused of crimes in South Florida. He is passionate about defending your rights.

Call 561.880.4300 to schedule your free case evaluation today. Stine represents clients throughout Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Spring and Tequesta.

Information About Identity Theft in South Florida

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Types of Identity Theft According to Florida Law

Identity theft crimes relate to fraudulently using a person’s identity or unique identifying information to acquire some sort of benefit. The crime most often is used to obtain money or property.  Identity theft crimes in Florida can be complex because they can be classified in several different ways, including:

The charge is a third-degree felony, but it can be increased to a second or first-degree felony if a large amount of money was stolen as a result of the identity theft or if there were multiple victims.

In addition, if someone who is the guardian or parent uses the minor’s information in a fraudulent manner, he or she could be charged with a second-degree felony.

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Penalties for Identity Theft in West Palm Beach

Penalties for identity crimes in Palm Beach County vary per crime. The charges range from second-degree misdemeanor to first-degree felony. Some identity theft charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence, too.

If convicted, you may face:

In some instances, you may be forced to pay restitution to the victims. Restitution could be used to cover the victim’s out-of-pocket expenses plus any other costs he or she incurred because of the crime, including attorney fees, fees used to clear his or her credit report or any other debt from the crime.

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Finding the Best Economic Crime Lawyer in Palm Beach County

Identity theft crimes in Florida are complex. You need an experienced economic crime defense attorney on your case. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. will fight to get the charges dropped or reduced. He will work with you for the best possible outcome in your case. Call 561.880.4300 to schedule a case evaluation.