Fraud/Identity Theft

Rancho Cucamonga Fraud & Identity Attorney

Is Identity Theft & Fraud a Felony, or a Misdemeanor?

Identity theft is a serious crime that can occur for many reasons, including simple issues of miscommunication or mistaken circumstances. In these cases, even an accusation can mean the loss of your job or reputation, and have serious repercussions on your future.

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No matter what your circumstances, contact our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyers at Newman & Allen. Call (909) 328-6101 today.

What Is Fraud & Identity Theft?

In both cases, these crimes are often driven by financial motives and are generally non-violent in nature. Even though fraud and identity theft may not cause property damage or bodily harm, offenses are still heavily prosecuted with penalties including time in jail or prison and steep fines.

Offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • White collar crimes
  • Forgery
  • Counterfeiting IDs
  • Perjury
  • Insurance, Medi-Cal, or welfare and unemployment fraud
  • Predatory lending schemes
  • Check, credit card, or securities fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Mail fraud

Both fraud and identity theft can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on any prior criminal convictions and the circumstances behind your case.

Why Should I Hire a Defense Attorney?

If you or a family member has been accused of a fraud, or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is in your best interest to contact the Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer at Newman & Allen as soon as possible. From the moment you learn of an accusation against you, we can start building your case, taking the time to listen to your needs and work with you to uncover the circumstances behind your case.

If you are already involved in a case, our lawyers can represent you in court. Since 1996, we have helped hundreds of clients through complex litigation. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony, we can help defend you if you didn’t have any intent to commit a crime, if you were involved in an illegal sting operation by law enforcement, or if you yourself were the victim of an inaccurate accusation.

Call Newman & Allen at (909) 328-6101 to speak with a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer.

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