The Theft of an Identity
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has compiled information on identity theft statistics, which shows that this kind of theft is a growing problem for a number of people. In 2013, for example, there were more than 2 million consumer complaints regarding the issue. The seriousness of these cases and the penalties that are imposed in them are both growing, as well. How severe the penalty is generally depends on how serious the offense is and whether it was part of a behavioral pattern or a one-time choice. If you find that you are facing charges for stealing someone’s identity, you will want to get representation that you can trust and that will work to have the charges filed against you reduced or eliminated.
DRK lawyers understands that being accused of a crime can be extremely stressful and that many people who go through the criminal justice system are not really treated with all the dignity and respect they deserve as human beings. Just because a person has been accused does not mean that person is guilty, and “innocent until proven guilty” still prevails at our law firm. We will use that philosophy to make sure we represent you as fully as possible, through all of your legal trials, until the complete resolution of your case. We work with people in Pittsburgh and all of Western Pennsylvania. If you are in that geographical area and stand accused of this type of offense, we are standing by to help you. With the right attorney, you have a better chance of getting a good resolution to your case.
We Are Your Investigation Advocates
The theft of identities is such a serious problem that the Federal Trade Commission offers information for consumers so that they can better protect themselves from the risk of having their identities stolen. People become victims of this crime in a number of ways and may not even realize how their identities and information could have been compromised. However, people are also accused of this offense who may not have committed a crime, and these people are also victims. If you are in that group, we will work to get to the bottom of the charges that have been filed against you.
Nearly anyone can be accused of the theft of someone’s identity. If that occurs, the very first thing you want to do is ensure that you have the right identity theft attorney on your side, so your interests can be protected all throughout the investigation. That may lead to your exoneration or to a plea to lesser charges where the consequences are much less severe. Protecting your freedom and your future is very important to us, and our Pittsburgh-based team of defense attorneys are ready to ensure that you get the help and support you need in your case.
As Former Prosecutors, We Now Work Hard for Your Defense
A conviction for this type of offense can be highly damaging to anyone, in both professional and personal capacities. It can ruin careers, break up marriages and cause problems for a number of years — even for the rest of your life. We know this can happen, because we know that prosecutors can be ruthless. We used to work on that side of the courtroom. Now, we work for the other side, and we can help defend you against the attacks we know the prosecution will make. The goal is to get your charges dismissed, but if that is not possible, we will do our best to ensure that those charges are reduced as much as possible, for the best outcome.