Defending Clients Charged With Identity Theft or Forgery
Being convicted of identity theft and forgery charges may result in prison time, large fines, restitution and a permanent criminal record. After you are contacted by law enforcement officers or investigators, it is essential that you seek experienced legal counsel from a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
At The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C., in Phoenix, I offer skilled criminal defense representation in identity theft and forgery cases. For more than 15 years, I have been providing Phoenix-area clients with advice and guidance that is designed to meet their needs and protect their futures. I am a solo practitioner who prides himself on maintaining close relationships with clients in order for them to know that their cases are being handled as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Identity Theft Defense
Identity theft is the illegal use of a name, Social Security number or other identifying information in order to commit fraud and use the information for one's own benefit. This type of crime is on the rise due to the accessibility of information through the Internet and use of computers. I aggressively stand up for the rights of clients who are charged with identity theft, along with a range of other types of white collar crimes.
The forging of documents or signatures is considered a white collar crime that often is often alleged to have been committed by individuals working in industries involving access to money. They may be accused of attempting to embezzle money by falsifying documents. This is a very serious offense that has serious consequences, including restitution of the illegally-obtained funds, and possible prison time. A conviction on a forgery charge, or embezzlement, will result in a permanent criminal record, which may be accessible by future potential employers.
Symptoms of Other Problems
Many times, identity theft and forgery offenses are symptomatic of deeper issues. Individuals who commit these types of crimes may have drug habits that they are attempting to support or have debts that they are attempting to pay off with the money gained.
Contact My Phoenix, Arizona, Law Firm
For more information about forgery and identity theft matters from a knowledgeable lawyer, call me at The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C., at 602-288-2303, or toll free outside of Arizona at 602-288-2303. You may also complete my online contact form.