Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year and costs billions of dollars annually. As public concern about the safety of personal information grows, investigating and prosecuting identity theft crimes have become a top priority for law enforcement.
The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato, a Southeastern Pennsylvania criminal defense firm, offers aggressive representation to individuals charged with identity theft. White collar crime defense lawyer Arthur Thomas Donato understands this evolving area of law and is skilled at developing strong, persuasive defense strategies that protect clients' rights.
What Are The Allegations Against You?
The term identity theft covers a wide range of illegal activities in which an individual uses another's identity to commit fraud. Most often, this is done for personal financial gain and includes:
- Making purchases with a stolen credit card number
- Using stolen checks or bank account numbers
- Using another's identity to apply for a credit card
- Using another's identity to apply for government benefits
- Using another's identity to apply for a loan or mortgage
- Using another's identity to set up utilities and services
Identity theft is also an integral component of immigration fraud and is often used by people attempting to avoid law enforcement. An individual may be charged with identity theft for providing someone else's personal information upon arrest, using someone's information to unlawfully obtain a driver's license or passport, or even for using a fake ID to buy alcohol.
Personal Attention From A Skilled Advocate
As technology evolves, identity theft is increasingly becoming a computer crime and crossing state lines, making it a federal offense. Arthur Thomas Donato has experience working with complex computer-based evidence and often uses experts, investigators and other outside professionals to gather the information he needs to build a solid defense.
From the moment a client contacts him, Arthur Thomas Donato begins crafting a defense. He works closely with his clients, taking the time to learn about their lives and their situations so that he can provide the best advice and representation possible.
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