San Diego Internet/Computer Crimes Attorney
Helping You With Cyberbullying/Stalking and Identity Theft Charges etc
Computer crimes are serious offenses. You need an experience San Diego criminal defense lawyer like Thomas P. Matthews with over 25 years of both federal and California state defense experience in identity theft. We handle computers crimes such as identity fraud, cyber bullying, electronic spamming, cyber warfare, cyber extortion, cyber stalking, hacking, and phishing etc.
The California Penal Code 530.5 lists identity thefts as unlawfully securing another person’s personal data for fraudulent purposes. Identity frauds exist in the following manners:
-Securing another individual’s personal information for an unlawful activity without their consent
-Securing another individual’s information to commit fraud without consent or knowledge of that individual
-The selling, transferring or conveying of another individual’s data with an intention to commit fraud without the consent of the individual
- The selling, transferring or conveying of another individual’s data without securing the owner’s permission prior to committing fraud
-Possessing the individual’s personal information does not violate the state’s identity theft law unless:
The proof is blatant on manipulating another individual’s information in an unlawful purpose or fraudulent act
Types of ID Theft
An identity fraud can only be said to have occurred if it is proven that the individual’s personal information is stolen and manipulated by another. This includes:
-Social security number
-Passport or passport information
-Employee or Student identification
An unlawful manipulation on such information leads to a conviction of identity theft/theft in the state courts of California with sufficient proofs that the fraud defendant used the information to acquire money, property, services, medical treatment or goods. Identity frauds are labeled as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the criminal history of the defendant and the severity of the current case. Penalties in misdemeanor cases include:
-One year jail
-Maximum fine of $1000 or both
-Penalties for felony identity crimes include:
-Max 3 years jail
-Maximum fine of $10000 or both
Call an Internet Crimes Law Firm To Help You With All Cyber bullying and ID Fraud Charges
Experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas P Matthews handle such cases effectively and efficiently with the charges dismissed or minimum penalties.
In the San Diego, CA area, our Identity Theft & Insurance Fraud Defense defense lawyers are standing by to help you with your case. Let us use our 25 years of experience to create a defense that can greatly improve your chances of reducing charges or erasing all charges in your San Diego, CA area cases. Call us today at (619) 468-5955 to take advantage of our services.
Law Office of Thomas P Matthews
110 W. C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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