Cape Cod ID Theft Attorney

ID theft, or identity theft, occurs when one person assumes the identity of another then uses this information to benefit in some way. Because of the personal nature of this crime, simply being accused of identity theft can disrupt the reputation and professional relationships a person has worked years to build and cultivate.

Identity theft is a serious crime that can result in steep fines as well as imprisonment. Additionally, the crime could be a misdemeanor or a felony that will appear on your permanent record. If you have been charged with ID theft, do not let your allegations intimidate you. The experienced Cape Cod ID theft attorney James Powderly understands the determination that it takes to defend your case. Call our offices today at 508-343-0676 to discuss your case.

Personal Identifying Information

Because personal information can be used to open bank accounts, acquire loans, buy expensive items, and more, many states have laws that protect this information from fraudulent use. All of the following pieces of information must be protected in both its digital and physical formats under Massachusetts law:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • State-issued ID number
  • Financial account number
  • Credit/debit card number

Though more than 70% of identity theft involves a credit card, the above information could be used to commit many different types of fraud or theft. The degree of punishment usually depends on the amount of money that is stolen. Sometimes, though, identity theft can be used to procure goods and services, or it can even occur when a person pretends to be someone else after being arrested.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been arrested for identity theft, it is imperative that you have dedicated and knowledgeable legal consul. We may be able to have your charges reduced or even dismissed so that you do not have to face the severe penalties associated with an ID theft conviction. Contact Cape Cod ID theft lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676 today for your consultation.

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