Identity Theft in Orange County
Types of Identity Theft
There are many types of identity theft. By far, credit card fraud is the
most common form of reported identity theft. However, identity theft can
be committed in a number of other ways, including:
Utility Identity Theft: This type of identity theft uses someone else's identity to secure
cable television, electricity, gas, or internet services without paying
for the bill. Utility services usually aren't shut off until they
go unpaid for several months. Additionally, the bills don't show up
on a credit report until the balance has been reported to a collection agency.
Tax Return Identity Theft: This form of identity fraud occurs when an individual files a tax return
in someone else's name. In order to file someone else's tax return,
the individual must secure the victim's social security number. Many
people do not realize that their identity has been stolen until their
actual tax return is rejected.
Medical Identity Theft: This type of identity theft occurs when an individual uses someone else's
medical information in order to receive medical care. Many times, medical
identity theft goes unnoticed.
If you are falsely accused of committing a serious crime, your reputation
could be marred for the rest of your life. Contact the
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman today for the legal help you need to keep your record clean.
Defending OC Identity Theft Charges
At the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, our staff of highly skilled paralegals
and investigators works closely with our
Orange County criminal defense lawyer to analyze and interpret the evidence against you and to mount a successful
defense against charges of credit card fraud, theft of access cards,
internet crimes and other identity theft charges.
Our aggressive, detail-oriented approach, along with the procurement and
submission of mitigating evidence, is more likely to yield a dismissal
of your charges. When case dismissal is not an option, we can pursue a
full acquittal at trial or some form of alternative sentencing.
You can trust our firm to help you fight the California penalties for identity
theft, so call today for a