Identity theft is on the rise across the nation and has been especially identified as a serious danger to innocent victims throughout Las Vegas and the rest of the country. Federal lawmakers have responded aggressively, providing for heavy penalties for those who are convicted.
Identity theft charges are prosecuted in federal court under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998. Convictions carry up to a 25-year prison sentence and defendants can be ordered to pay restitution at 3 times the amount of actual damages. Beyond that, there are often additional charges such as mail or wire fraud, which is why strong representation is crucial.
If you are facing identity theft charges, it is critical that you work with a Las Vegas federal crime lawyer to help you. You need someone who is experienced, skilled, and trustworthy. Okabe & Haushalter boasts years of experience and successes in protecting the rights of persons charged with identity theft. When you are charged with a high-profile crime such as identity theft, you will need a firm with experience and with a track record of innovation and success to represent you.
At our Las Vegas firm, we have successfully defended our clients at both the trial and appellate levels. When you are facing serious identity theft charges, our firm can protect your rights and fight to give you every possible advantage. Our firm will not only aggressively defend you; we utilize a team approach, along with the latest technologies to investigate your case, and present the strongest possible defense. We do everything possible to protect our clients’ rights.
Do not hesitate to contact an identity theft attorney for a free review of your case!