Criminal Cases Involving Identity Theft
The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. is an accomplished criminal defense firm that provides a relaxed setting where clients can discuss their case and receive the legal help they need. My name is Phillip Ridolfo, Jr. and I am a West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer and former Palm Beach County prosecutor. I have been a criminal attorney in West Palm Beach for almost 20 years, and have successfully represented clients in white collar cases such as identity theft. If you have been charged with stealing someone's identity, I will take immediate action to mitigate the charges against you while building a comprehensive defense.
Identity theft is a type of fraud that is typically charged as a felony or federal offense, depending on the circumstances of the case. It often involves the use of a computer and the Internet to steal another person's identity, such as their name, address, date of birth, bank information and other personal data. Once the identity has been acquired, the information is used to commit theft or other types of crimes. You can be charged with identity theft if you use someone else's name to acquire a credit card, get a bank loan or rent an apartment. Penalties in an identity theft case can include:
- Jail time
- Victim restitution
- Public service
The severity of sentencing will be based on the intricacy of the identity theft operation, the extent to which the victim was harmed, the damage that occurred, and the past criminal history of the accused.
West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with identity theft, I will conduct an investigation into the charges against you and develop an aggressive defense strategy. I will also look for mistakes made in police procedures that can be used to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. I am strongly committed to defending my clients, and will take whatever legal measures are necessary to protect their rights.