Properly Defending against an Identity Theft Charge

With the rise of personal information on the Internet, it is no surprise to Illinois readers to know that Internet-based crimes have also increased. Identity theft comes in many forms, and those charged with this type of crime may find it difficult to present appropriate defenses. People facing an identity theft charge would be wise to seek experienced defense help in order to protect their interests.

Examples of identity theft include stealing credit cards, accessing bank accounts, Internet fraud, theft of frequent flier miles or assuming the identity of a minor or elderly individual. Charges related to any of these crimes can bring serious penalties if a person is convicted. Despite the serious nature of these charges and potential penalties, an individual still retains rights, including the presumption of innocence until proved guilty.

Penalties for a conviction of identity theft include incarceration and more. The exact penalties at stake will depend on the individual circumstances of the case. By working with a lawyer familiar with the court system in Illinois, a person facing criminal charges can present a strong defense.

We understand the nature of an identity theft charge, and we know how to protect your interests throughout the entire process. When charged with a crime, your freedom and future are at stake. Although no guarantees can be made about the outcome of your case, it may be possible to mitigate the potential penalties. You can learn more about the specific options available to you by scheduling a case evaluation with a member of our experienced team.

Don’t delay — contact us for help today at 630-305-0222 if you have been accused of any criminal charges including drug crimes, criminal offenses, DUI/DWI, elder abuse, felonies, family law, personal injury and more.

Attorney Marc Wolfe

Marc Wolfe has been representing clients in criminal matters in Chicago and the entire State of Illinois for over 30 years. Mr. Wolfe has tried over 300 cases to verdict and represents clients facing investigation or prosecution for a broad range of state and federal criminal offenses, including murder, embezzlement, sexual abuse, drugs, marijuana and white collar crimes. [ Attorney Bio ]