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Houston Identity Theft Attorney

Houston Identity Theft Attorney

Experienced Identity Theft Defense Lawyer in The City of Houston Defends The Rights of Clients Accused of Unauthorized Use of Another Individual’s Identifying Information in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Throughout Texas

This type of theft involves the use of another individual’s identifying information, such as credit card, social security, and driver’s license numbers, to obtain property or money. If the case involves the use of someone’s credit card without authorization, it is charged as “Unauthorized Use of Credit.” A charge of theft may result if someone uses the personal identity information of another for financial gain. If you or a loved one have been charged with identity theft in Texas, it’s imperative that you contact a Houston identity theft attorney at Chernoff Law right away.

Personal identity information can be used to open credit card accounts, and bank accounts, and carry out other illegal acts. Many of these crimes are committed on the internet, where a knowledgeable person can channel illegal activity through the IP addresses of unprotected computers. In these cases, the accused person may be totally innocent of any connection with the crime but is presumed guilty and faces charges.

Is Identity Theft a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Identity Theft is considered a felony in Texas and is persecuted vigorously in courts.

The severity of the penalties depends on the number of items that were obtained, possessed, and transferred, as well as on the intent of use. Penalties may range from 180 days in prison up to a life sentence, depending on the amount allegedly taken through the use of the stolen information.

Hire a Good Houston Identity Theft Attorney as Soon as Possible

Any theft crime is treated seriously by prosecutors and requires a strong and well-designed defense by an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney. Not all defense lawyers are equal in qualifications or experience. As a former chief prosecutor and assistant district attorney, our firm’s founding attorney Ed Chernoff is Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients throughout the state of Texas in state and federal courts, whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a serious felony.

Our reputation has been won through years of dedication to protecting and defending the legal rights of each client. We fully understand your future is at stake and take all possible legal measures to challenge the prosecution’s case in order to protect your rights. Contact Chernoff Law to consult with a skilled Houston criminal defense lawyer.

Reviews Matter

"Ed Chernoff is truly an amazing lawyer and person. He was able to get my felony charge DISMISSED by the Grand Jury in only 2 weeks! Thank you Mr. Chernoff for being the very best you could be and for helping so many others like me. You are a blessing."
- Reggie Kerr

"Mr. Chernoff was adamant about not having me plead guilty to my case and was able to completely wipe my record of the incident. Ed was very prompt, professional, and excellent at explaining where we were in the process and what to expect. I highly recommend him. He is an excellent lawyer."
- Jeff Stautner

"I could not have made a better decision in hiring Ed. He put my fears at ease and helped me get my case dismissed and my life back on track. I would highly recommend hiring Ed and letting him do the same for you."
- Jordan Charles

"I don’t have the words to express how grateful we are for Mr. Chernoff and his team. They always kept us updated and were available for any questions we had. They were able to obtain the best possible outcome. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him."
- Susan Purdy
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