Identity theft is the criminal act of taking another person’s identity for the purpose of obtaining credit, credit cards from banks or retailers, stealing money from a person’s existing accounts, applying for loans in the person’s name, establishing accounts with utility companies, leasing automobiles and residences, filing for bankruptcy, or even obtaining employment. Identity theft offenders also have used unsuspecting victim's identities to commit crimes ranging from traffic infractions to major felonies.
Identity theft in the state of Florida is most often considered a white collar crime. Due to this, an identity theft charge can be tried in either a state or federal court. If you are being investigated for or have been accused of or formally charged with identity theft, it is important that you hire an attorney who is knowledgeable in defending these types of cases in both state and federal courts. Attorney Robert G. Whittel is committed to defending those individuals who are facing identity theft charges in Bushnell, Ocala or Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Whittel has the needed knowledge and experience when it comes to fighting these types of charges and is dedicated to upholding your constitutional rights.Florida Identity Theft State & Federal Court Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton we will investigate every aspect of your identity theft charge. We will ensure that your rights are upheld in court and under Florida state law. Each case is unique and under certain circumstances we may be able to lessen the charges being brought against you or possibly may be able to have your identity theft case dismissed entirely. We offer a free initial consultation, where we will review the circumstances and facts of your case with you and answer any questions that you may have.
Accused of identity theft in Bushnell, Ocala or Gainesville, Florida? Contact our offices today!