Los Angeles Criminal Identity Theft - Penal Code 530.5 PC

Los Angeles Criminal Identity Theft Defense Attorney

Identity theft in California has sky rocketed over the last few years. The legislature enacted new Penal Code Sections that increase the penalties for identity theft. Penal Code Section 530.5 PC and Penal Code Section 530.5(a) PC.

If you have been investigated for committing Identity Theft in California, contact Los Angeles Identity Theft Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut is a former prosecutor and knows what law enforcement must prove in order to convict you of identity theft.

The Identity theft laws were enacted in 1998. The crime started out as a simple misdemeanor but one year later, in 1999, the crime was upgrade to a felony in some cases. The crime of identity theft is considered a “wobbler.” That means the prosecution can file the charges as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on certain factors.

What is a Criminal Identity Theft in California?

Penal Code Section 530.3 PC states that the unauthorized use or possession of personal identifying information that could be used to obtain credit, any property, or medical information on another person is a crime.

Penal Code Section 530.5(a) states that “knowingly” and willfully possessing personal identifying information to gain goods, services, property or to obtain credit a crime punishable for up to one year if filed as a misdemeanor. If the crime id more involved and it is filed as a felony, the crime can be punished a prison sentence of several years.

Penal Code Section 530.5(b) states that if you willfully obtain personal information of another person without their authorization and uses that information to commit a crime and is then convicted, then the Court file shall state that the person whose identity was taken expressly did not commit a crime.

If you have been arrested, investigated, or charged with a Los Angeles Criminal Identity Theft case, the you should contact Los Angeles Identity theft criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for a free consultation. He can be reached at (323) 464–6453 and everything you speak about will be confidential.

Share |
Client Reviews
★★★★★
He gave me the peace of mind that my DUI case was going to be resolved. He fought for what it was needed and helped me by answering all my questions. Mike is not an average attorney. He’s a very experienced, honest and straightforward person that is there for you!
★★★★★
I hired Attorney Mike Kraut and I'm am so happy and grateful that I did! I was arrested for a DUI because my BAC level was over the .08 limit. I ended up getting a wet and reckless instead of a DUI. I still have to do some classes and I'm on probation, but I do not have a DUI on my record. If you have a DUI hire Attorney Kraut, he definitely knows his stuff!
★★★★★
There aren't enough positive words to write about Mike, but let me be clear that this is the only lawyer worth hiring in Los Angeles. Mike is professional, caring, and an absolute champion at winning in court.
★★★★★
Mike Kraut is not a typical lawyer. He is a straightforward person with a true heart and a sympathetic ear. He is also smart and connected and he cares about the people who seek out his help. He got my son out of a jam. He did it quickly and painlessly. I recommend Mike Kraut to anyone that needs his services.
Thank you Mike for helping my son.
★★★★★
Michael Kraut is a rock star lawyer. I was really happy and satisfied with the results I received from Michael and his team. A few months back I was being accused of a serious felony. Mike gave me sound legal advice and worked diligently to clear my name. Mike was great at always keeping me updated and returning calls. Great, great lawyer I cant say enough about this man!
★★★★★
How can I express how relieved and pleased I am with Michael's professional abilities to have my Felony brought down to a misdameanor to a possible dismissal with deferment. With his care my life has been turned around and cannot say how helpful he's been not only in my case but life. He, himself has changed how I view criminal lawyers. Thank you so much Michael!