Aggressive Defense Against Identity Theft Charges

Identity theft can take many forms, and state and federal authorities are cracking down on all of them. If you have gotten caught up in an identity theft investigation in Texas, you need to be aware of every available legal option for protecting your rights and freedom.

At the San Antonio law office of Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we know how these cases are investigated, and we know how to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

To arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer, contact our law office today. Our firm defends against state and federal criminal charges.

Types Of Identity Theft

Under Texas law, identity theft is a felony. It is defined as fraudulently using someone else's personally identifying information for an illicit purpose. The reality is that people from virtually all walks of life find themselves facing identity theft charges. Such allegations are often made with regard to following activities:

  • Fake IDs: using a fake ID or merely one that doesn't belong to you, whether the owner gave permission or not
  • Use of another person's phone, social media or email accounts without the owner's permission and in a way that gave other people the impression you were the owner
  • Theft of credit cards, credit card numbers or bank account information
  • Skimming, which involves using a device called a skimmer to capture credit card information from the card's magnetic strip
  • Phishing, which typically involves pretending to be a financial institution or other organization by sending spam emails or other messages that request the recipient's personally identifying information
  • Forgery of financial documents
  • Applying for a government ID card by using someone else's information
  • Dumpster diving, which involves going through other people's trash to find documents with personally identifying information

Even relatively minor identity theft charges can lead to lengthy prison sentences and heavy monetary penalties. The evidence in these cases can be complex, though, often involving large amounts of technical information that must be closely scrutinized. At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we have the experience and resources to defend against a wide variety of white collar crime charges, including fraud and identity theft, in state and federal courts.

Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Don't wait to start mounting a strong criminal defense. The sooner we can get involved in your case, the sooner we can start fighting to protect your rights and freedom. To arrange a confidential consultation, call 210-570-9902 or contact us online. We can answer your questions and help you pursue a positive resolution of your case.