Identity Theft

identity theft defenseLos Angeles Identity Theft Crimes Defense Lawyer

In today's age, with accessibility through the use of the computer and cell phones, Los Angeles identity theft has become a top priority of prosecutors. The extent of identity theft in Southern California has exploded. Most police and prosecutor's offices have special units that have almost unlimited resources to vigorously investigate and prosecute those charged with identity theft. Los Angeles identity theft defense attorney Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group used to work as a Harvard Law School educated prosecutor. He now provides an aggressive defense for those under investigation or charged with a Southern California identity theft crimes.

Identity theft is defined in the California Penal Code Section 530 defines the crime as any person that unlawfully and intentionally acquires and retains possession of personal identifying information of another person. In most cases that means that a person has either gained access to a person's computer information or mail and uses the information to create a credit card, or other account, to get money or items that they are not entitled. It is important to realize that each item that contains personal information in the possession of the person charged with the crime is another offense. Each count of identity theft is a felony and carries a punishment of 3 years of state prison, restitution to the victim, substantial court costs and fines, parole or probation, and potentially a loss of your job.

Identity theft is not only prosecuted by the District Attorney in State court. The United States Attorney's Office vigorously prosecutes identity theft as a Federal crime. The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 was enacted to punish individuals at the Federal level. The penalties include fins and punishment in Federal prison for up to 25 years.

If you have been charged with an identity theft crime in Los Angeles, or an identity theft crime in Riverside, a San Bernardino identity theft crime, or Orange County identity crime, it is important that you seek the services of a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience with these types of cases. Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor in the Los Angeles or Southern California area, call Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut understands the serious nature of this offense, how best to defend you, and how to resolve your case without you going to jail. Mr. Kraut has extensive knowledge of the law and the legal system. He has developed excellent relationships with law enforcement and law officials throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California.

For more information on these types of charges and the various ways to defend against an identity theft crime, and to schedule your free consultation, contact Los Angeles identity theft defense attorney Michael Kraut at the Kraut Law Group. Mr. Kraut can be reached 24/7 at 888-334-6344 or 323-464-6453.

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Michael Kraut is outstanding! He genuinely cared about my case and instructed my mom and I throughout the entire process. He was very clear on what he needed in order to receive the best results. He kept us updated until the end. I thank him so much for getting my charges rejected. I highly recommend him to anyone with legal needs! Shaquan
I contacted Michael with concern for my personal and business reputation. He was very reassuring and confident the entire time. After about 3 weeks it was determined that no charges were being filed by any agency and I was in the clear of any investigation. One thing that is amazing is just how FAST Michael is at replying to phone calls, texts, and even emails! We are talking under 30 minutes in most cases. That is unheard of for most attorneys! Michael is incredible and not your typical run of the mill attorney. For best results hire him if you feel like you might be under investigation or could face charges. Even if you know you are innocent it is best to take care of the smoke before it becomes a fire. Brad
Michael Kraut is-hands down-the best criminal defense attorney and I can't begin to thank him for all that he did for me and my family. I reached out to him in the middle of the night and less than a couple hours later, he had gotten back to me and scheduled a meeting. He's a no-nonsense attorney who knows how to get the job done! From the second we retained him, I had peace of mind in knowing that we were in the best hands possible. If Michael Kraut couldn't get it done, I knew that it couldn't be done at all. You can't put a price tag on your freedom. He was worth every single penny. Lida
Michael Kraut is an outstanding attorney. He was extremely professional, and straightforward, yet sensitive with my case. I am confident I made the right choice by hiring Michael. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly experienced lawyer. Daniel
Michael Kraut - I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for ​my son. When I came to you I read that you used to be a district attorney but I never knew how much that meant until I watch you in court. I knew it took 3 months but the final day when I heard the judge say that all charges were dismissed it was all worth it! I will always be grateful for all that you did for us. A.N.