If you have been charged with identity theft, speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately. Your future is at stake, and you need legal assistance to protect your rights. Identity theft can be a very complicated charge to prove, and so in many cases there may be hundreds of pages of documents and forensic computer analysis in addition to testimony from witnesses. Since identity theft most often involves computers, your attorney will need to have the resources to investigate the charges herself, independent of the police. Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi has defended numerous clients against identity theft charges, and understands the complications that these cases may present.
What Identity Theft Is
In short, identity theft is an economic crime that uses another person’s personal information without their permission, often involving forgery. In many cases, the goal is to gain access to some financial benefit; anything from applying for credit cards to directly stealing money and more. In many cases, the person charged with identity theft may not even know the person whose identity he or she is accused of stealing. In many cases, the personal information that is used is primarily the person’s social security number, but there are certainly many cases where it is other identifying information as well.
A Growing Concern
Identity theft charges need to be taken very seriously. This is a crime that seems to be getting more and more attention from law enforcement as it becomes more prominently known in society. If you have been charged with identity theft, or even if you believe that you will be, speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately, before you speak to police. Alaurice Tafoya-Modi has a wealth of experience in criminal defense, and bases her practice on the belief that everyone charged with a crime deserves compassion as well as fierce legal advocacy; she is here to provide both. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Mrs. Tafoya-Modi today at (303)813-1100.