Identity theft is a growing criminal enterprise in Houston, Texas, and nationally. Under Texas law, any form of identity theft is classified as a felony offense and can result in stiff prison sentencing and hefty monetary fines.
According to The Attorney General of Texas, more than 25,000 Texans are victimized annually by identity thieves. Staggering statistics of this nature have played their part in prompting vigor on part of the government with regard to arresting and prosecuting the accused.
If you were accused of ID theft, and you’re looking for an experienced defense attorney in Houston that will defend your rights and help you fight the charge, contact The Law Office of Emily Detoto by calling our office directly at 713-227-2244.
Identity Theft & The State of Texas
If you’re accused of using a person’s name, address, driver license number, Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, financial information including account and pin numbers, you could be charged with Identity Theft under Texas law.
The crime of identity theft occurs when an individual uses the identification of another person, without their permission, for personal or financial gain. The victim can be alive, deceased, or a minor.
Criminal Penalties if Convicted
And Potential Defenses
In Texas, ID Theft is usually classified as a 2nd Degree Felony, however, depending on the circumstances of the case, the frequency of the offense, and the amount of stolen identities in the possession of the defendant, the charge can be enhanced or lessened.
The charge may be dismissed if we can prove a lack of intent to harm the victim, mistakes with the charge, or lack of sound reasoning and judgement on part of the defendant.
Accused of Identity Theft in Houston?
Contact Emily Detoto, The Texas Warrior Lawyer
Attorney Emily Detoto is a Board Certified® criminal-law attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights if you were accused of identity theft in Houston.
Serious felony offenses should be left in the hands of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows what they’re doing.
Since 1996 Emily Detoto has honed her craft as a defense attorney and has become a shining example of what it means to be a lawyer charged with representing a defendant.
We’ve never given up on a client. We’re accustomed to winning
To consult with Attorney Emily Detoto and schedule a time to meet with us to review your case, contact us at 713-227-2244.