Minnesota Identity Theft Lawyers
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we are equipped to handle all accusations of fraud and identity theft. We offer highly knowledgeable and proactive representation, and we are well known for our innovative approach to criminal defense. We investigate the accusations against you while protecting your interests and your rights.
Identity theft is a white collar crime that is on the rise. Identity theft is the acquirement and abuse of an individual’s personal information for the purpose of stealing money, committing fraud or otherwise cheating that individual out of something that is rightfully his or hers. This can include:
- Opening a bank account or applying for a mortgage in someone else’s name
- Illegally accessing someone’s bank account
- Credit card fraud
- Illegally obtaining medical information
If you are accused of identity theft, you may face up to 20 years in jail and up to $100,000 in fines, depending on the number of identities you have allegedly stolen and the amount of damage done to the victims. You are also subject to possible civil litigation if victims of the alleged crimes seek restitution.
If convicted you would have a criminal record, which affects every aspect of your life. A conviction would show up in background checks, making it more difficult to get a job, apply for school or get a loan. You cannot afford to risk your future. You need the help of an experienced Minnesota identity theft attorney.
We Will Conduct A Thorough Investigation Of Your Case
We do a thorough and independent investigation of the charges against you. We consult with experts in finance and computer networking to confirm how the identity theft took place and whether it was routed through your computer without your knowledge. We analyze the evidence and look for all possible legal defenses in your case.
We give you an honest assessment of the charges you are up against and what we can do for you. We explain all of your options so that you can make informed decisions based on the outcome of your case.
Our accomplished background in criminal defense and in professional and employment relationships gives us an edge if you hold a professional license or you are an employee who has been accused of stealing customer information. We are your aggressive advocates, and we protect your freedom.