Identity theft has recently been receiving heightened media attention. With increased use of credit cards and the Internet, opportunities for identity theft and related types of fraud have increased dramatically — and legislators and law enforcement have increased their concern with these crimes in response to public pressures.
What Is Identity Theft?
Identity theft can take many forms. It can include:
- Credit card fraud, using another's name or a fake name to open a credit account
- Internet fraud, phishing for information that can be used to set up fake accounts or to purchase products online
- Collecting welfare, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits under someone else's name
- Stealing Social Security numbers
- Telemarketing fraud
- Securing prescriptions under someone else's name
- Forgery, fake green cards, fake state IDs, and fake drivers' licenses
Large-scale identity theft cases can cross state and international borders and involve numerous law enforcement agencies. When criminal charges result from identity theft investigations, the case will be heard in federal court and will require a strong, sophisticated and experienced defense.
For Those Needing the Most Experienced White Collar Crime Lawyer
For more than 30 years, defense attorney Frank A. Rubino, Esq. has been handling high-profile clients in federal white collar defense matters for clients in Houston, Miami, and across the U.S. His practice is limited to only the most serious federal crime cases, and to criminal appeals.
When clients retain Mr. Rubino as counsel, they can be assured that they will receive the personal attention they deserve. From strategy and representation related to grand jury proceedings to representation at trial, Mr. Rubino leverages his experience and resources to achieve a success outcome.
Don't Wait — Contact an Attorney Today
If you have been charged with or are under investigation for fraud or identity theft, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Early intervention from an experienced lawyer can result in charges being dropped or less significant charges being filed. Call 866-718-3994 today to arrange your consultation with attorney Frank A. Rubino, Esq.