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.