A Pennsylvania identity theft conviction can result in prison, thousands in fines, and a massive dent in your criminal record. The Commonwealth will prosecute you based on federal, state, and local law enforcement evidence, but their evidence may not be the smoking gun they think. The experienced Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyers at Shuttleworth Law P.C. can help you build a case strategy that seeks to get your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.
“Identity theft cases are highly complex matters. The digital evidence found by investigators could mean absolutely nothing if they didn’t go about gathering, or even preserving it, the right way. Hire my law firm to hold prosecutors to the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq.
Founder & Philadelphia Identity Theft Defense Lawyer, Shuttleworth Law P.C.
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Our firm’s legal team represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Our Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyers have established a practice based on an unwavering commitment to clients and our ability to handle even the most complex cases. Call Shuttleworth Law P.C. today for a Free Case Evaluation at 888-529-3486 or message us here.
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Shuttleworth Law P.C. Represents Complex Identity Theft Cases
Law enforcement has made investigating and prosecuting identity theft crimes a top priority in Pennsylvania. In a sense, they’re like a dog with a bone when it comes to these cases.
Shuttleworth Law P.C. understands this implicitly.
As such, we represent individuals charged with identity theft aggressively and strategically. We understand this rapidly evolving area and will develop a robust and persuasive defense strategy that protects your legal rights.
Are you being accused of any of the following crimes?
- …Using stolen credit cards?
- …Using counterfeit checks or bank accounts?
- …Applying for credit cards, assistance, utilities, or loans in another’s name?
- …Committing Immigration identity fraud?
- …Other acts of identity theft?
Identity theft that crosses state lines can become a federal offense, making cases even more complex. Plus, many cases involve highly-technical computer data and information that prosecutors will use against you.
The Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyers at Shuttleworth Law P.C. have extensive experience working with complex computer-based evidence. We can enlist the assistance of experts, investigators, and other outside professionals to mount a strong defense on your behalf.
Don’t Accept Guilt for an Unproven Crime
We want to bring as much control back to your side of things as possible, regardless of what anyone says about you. The legal team at Shuttleworth Law P.C. will have your back from the very beginning. Get more information about how we could help with a Free Case Evaluation at 888-529-3486.
PA Identity Theft Penalties Are No Joke
Anyone accused of identity theft should seek immediate legal representation from our Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyer. According to 18 PaCS § 4120, you face charges based on the offense’s circumstances, including the value of any property or services obtained through identifying information.
Source: PA General Assembly’s website, 2022
Penalties that you could face include:
First-degree misdemeanor (Less than $2,000)
Up to five years imprisonment and fines up to $10,000
Third-degree felony (More than $2,000)
Up to seven years imprisonment and $15,000 in fines
Second-degree felony (3rd or greater ID theft conviction)
Up to ten years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines
One grade above the original offense
If the victim was aged 60 or older
All identity theft allegations are severe criminal charges that can cast a dark shadow on your entire life.
As these crimes become more prevalent in contemporary society, local and federal law enforcement agencies have formed specialized task forces dedicated to arresting, prosecuting, and convicting offenders. To make matters more difficult, prosecutors back their efforts to obtain convictions and severe penalties.
Retain the services of a fearless and tenacious Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyer to push back against their efforts.
Federal Charges Against Pennsylvania Recognize Theft
Identity theft is a federal offense, which means that those accused may also face charges from the US government. A conviction for identity theft can result in up to 15 years in prison under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITADA). It sometimes comes with a mandatory-minimum sentence of two years in prison, on top of any other sentence you get for the crime.
Additional statutes and laws regarding credit card fraud and other offenses may also apply.
Your Identity Theft Charges Are DEFENSIBLE!
If police accuse you of identity theft, you have legal rights and options. Do not unwillingly accept charges for a crime you didn’t commit or remain unproven by prosecutors.
You can count on our Philadelphia identity theft lawyers to analyze your case for viable defenses, including:
- You had the authorization to use their identity
- There is no evidence of fraudulent intent or unauthorized use
- Someone else committed the crime
- You had an alibi
- Did not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt
- Other personalized identity theft defenses
Due to the complexity of these cases and the level of skill required to defend them, you need a legal team with a track record of success in handling computer and white-collar crimes. Shuttleworth Law P.C. will take the bull by the horns if you hire our legal team while providing strength and guidance throughout the legal process.
Connect with Philadelphia Identity Theft Defense Lawyers
Shuttleworth Law P.C. has aggressively defended clients in identity theft and other criminal cases throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Your Philadelphia identity theft defense lawyers will conduct in-depth investigations into your charges while mounting the most robust possible defense.
We are familiar with the nuances of state and federal identity theft laws and the tactics frequently used by police and prosecutors to obtain a conviction.
Shuttleworth Law P.C. promises to keep clients informed and involved throughout their cases, taking the time to understand their circumstances and clearly explain their options. If you or a loved one is facing identity theft charges, call us for a Free Case Evaluation at 888-529-3486 or complete our form below.
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