Waukesha and Milwaukee Identity Fraud Attorneys
Presenting a strong defense against fraud & identity theft charges in Milwaukee & Wisconsin
Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Dedicated to Protecting Your Future
In Wisconsin, a person may be charged with identity theft for unauthorized use of personal identifying information or documents, including: Personal identification cards; any card or plate used to obtain money, goods, services or anything of value; an individual's name, address, telephone number, driver number, social security number, employer or place of employment, employer ID number, mother's maiden name, depository account number, tax ID number, DNA profile, and biometrical identification, among other things.
Identity Fraud Laws in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Statutes § 943.201(2) defines identity theft as follows:
"Whoever, for any of the following purposes, intentionally uses, attempts to use, or possesses with intent to use any personal identifying information or personal identification document of an individual, including a deceased individual, without the authorization or consent of the individual and by representing that he or she is the individual, that he or she is acting with the authorization or consent of the individual or that the information or document belongs to her or her.
a) to obtain credit, money, goods, services, employment or any other thing
of value or benefit.
b) to avoid civil or criminal process or penalty.
c) to harm the reputation, property, person, or estate of the individual."
Possible sentencing consequences if convicted of Identity Theft
If charged with identity theft in the Milwaukee area, that is a class H felony in Wisconsin which allows for possible penalties including up to 6 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Criminal charges for identity theft in Wisconsin carry serious penalties, including significant lengths of incarceration. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need an attorney who is experienced at handling cases involving Wisconsin theft and identity fraud crimes. At our law firm in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI, we have practiced criminal law across the area for more than 15 years. We are criminal trial attorneys who are staunch Wisconsin criminal defense advocates in cases including identity theft in Milwaukee and the surrounding counties in Southeastern Wisconsin.
In and around Milwaukee, WI identity theft is a very serious charge, and if the case is being handled as a federal crime, the punishments can be even more severe. At Gamiño Law Offices, LLC, we have handled hundreds of cases for clients charged with identity theft and other serious fraud crimes. We know that when people are faced with such extreme circumstances and the possibility of a future in jail, it is important for skilled counsel to minimize the fears and anxieties that are natural at such a time. We can aggressively protect your rights, including protection against the unlawful search and seizure of your computer. If we can get involved in the case early enough, it may even be possible to prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
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