Have you stolen someone’s identity for your own personal gain? You could be facing some serious charges and you’ll need to seek legal help.
Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone is well-versed in theft laws in New Hampshire and can help you get your life back on the right track.
You’ll probably have a million questions, but your first should be asking Anzlaone to represent you in your court.What is Identity Theft?
Anyone who pretends to be someone else by using their information for person gain is committing identity theft in the eyes of law enforcement.
In New Hampshire, prosecutors go after people who steal identities. This can include using someone’s information to access their bank accounts, or their credit card accounts. It can even include establishing an account either at a bank or with a credit card company in someone else’s name and without their permission. Identity theft victims often find out too late that their credit has been destroyed and that the thieves have run up tremendous debt in their names.
If you’re being charged with identity theft, you need to arm yourself with an experienced lawyer who understands the complexities of identity fraud. New Hampshire attorney Michael Anzalone understands that sometimes good people get caught up doing bad things. He’ll listen to your story and he will be by your side as you go to court.How Does Someone Steal Information?
It’s fairly easy to assume someone’s identity by getting personal information from any number of public records, other online resources or by even going through someone’s garbage can and stealing information from bills that have been tossed out. These records include address and telephone number, employment information, Social Security number, driver’s license number, mother’s maiden name (which is commonly used for identity purposes) and computer passwords.
If you’ve obtained records such as these, and used that information for personal gain, you’ve committed identity fraud.
And you’ll need to talk over your case with attorney Michael Anzalone or one of his associates at The Anzalone Law Firm before you speak to investigators about your case. Your lawyer will prompt you on what you should and should not say to authorities.What are the Penalties for Identity Fraud?
As with many crimes, the penalties for identity can harsh. In New Hampshire, identity theft is a Class A felony. It comes with a prison sentence that can range between seven years and 15 years, depending on the circumstances of your case. Your criminal defense lawyer will also inform you that the judge could also order you to pay restitution to your victims for their financial losses.
Once you’ve been charged with an identity fraud crime, Michael Anzalone and his associates at The Anzalone Law Firm will explain the court procedures to you, telling you what you might expect to hear from the judge presiding over your case. They’ll also prep you for trial, helping you with the answers to possible prosecutor questions.
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