Identify Theft | Identity Fraud defense attorney

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Defending Against State and Federal Identity Theft Charges

Identify theft is taken extremely seriously by state and federal authorities. You need an aggressive defense if you have been charged with or are under investigation for identity theft in Wisconsin.

The issues involved with identify theft are intricate and not just any attorney will do when your rights, future and reputation are on the line. I have been a defense attorney for more than 35 years after serving as a state and federal prosecutor earlier in my career. I understand the system and know what it takes to achieve an outcome that limits your exposure to criminal penalties and collateral consequences.

I defend against all forms of identity theft charges, including those stemming from accusations of using false pretenses in email or other electronic communications to gain access to another person’s identity.

Severe Penalties for Identity Theft

There is no such thing as a “minor” criminal charge, but the penalties associated with identify theft carry significant heft. A federal identify theft conviction carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison in addition to steep fines and the ongoing damage that comes from having a theft conviction on your record.

Under current Wisconsin legislation, the state prosecutor has the power to charge you with up to a Class H Felony. If convicted, you face a $10,000 fine and up to 6 years in jail.

Put an Experienced Identity fraud Attorney on Your Side

You have too much at stake to settle for anything less than an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I have experience defending against identity theft and other white collar crimes in state and federal courts and know what it takes to take on the prosecution and win.

The clock is ticking on your defense. Call 608-401-4507 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation before you say or do something that digs a deeper hole. I represent clients in Madison and surrounding central and western Wisconsin communities.