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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: I discovered I have warrant for my arrest. This was absolutely not me. My brother stole my identity and the report shows

He used my social security number and got away with letting me get a M1 theft charge. When I found out I immediately called the sheriff department. They read to me part of the Incident report which proved it wasn't brother. It was stated he was driving his girlfriend's car(which is how I... Read more »

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 25, 2021

You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Missouri on
Q: My information was stolen off my Equifaxe credit report just found out today
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 18, 2021

What's your legal question?

I'm not sure if you have an issue with Equifax or are instead a victim of identity theft?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Q: Can I be tried for a identity theft misdemeanor that happened 5 years ago
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 14, 2021

Unfortunately, you can be; however, there is definitely an argument that the case should be dismissed due to lack of a speedy trial. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer to talk about the details of your case, as a motion for dismissal hinges on very particular... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark, Communications Law and Identity Theft for Alaska on
Q: If I should change my domain name, would this change be of any damage to my original trademark invention?
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Jan 6, 2021

Please update this question with more information

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Public Benefits and Social Security for Rhode Island on
Q: My daughter's father died in Jan '20 the 1st stim. check still went to him and I never got it. How do I get the 2nd ch

He received the first stimulus check to his address I'm assuming his mother took it because I never got it. After he died Jan 2nd 2020 his father did his taxes and claimed my daughter so will my second stimulus check be sent there also? How do I make sure that it goes to the right place. Also... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Jan 5, 2021

The IRS handles the Economic Income Payments (stimulus checks). IRS will be issuing the second round of payments based on the information the IRS has on file for your 2019 tax return, the information provided by Non-Filers tool, payment information entered on the Get My Payment tool, or information... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: If the person commits a crime under protective order intentionally commit disaster fraud2017 ,then commits theft steals

Equipment belonging to same veteran, and veteran violated protective order by driving in front of home one year penalty in jail will veteran be incarcerated even if he was the victim of many thefts

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 25, 2020

A person is not allowed to violate the law just because they are a veteran. However, some jurisdictions have a special program to give veterans one chance to avoid a conviction by completing 12 to 24 months of sobriety treatment instead. The programs are available to veterans who committed crimes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Gov & Administrative Law, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: State vs ex to court for unpaid support for 3 children. He just stole from her EPPIC card

The State is taking my daughter's ex boyfriend to court for unpaid child support for their 3 young children. He owes > 15K.

Daughter just discovered he stole and used her EPPIC card and spent $600 on Bitcoin. (She filed a police report). He stole her identity 18 months ago, along... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst answered on Dec 20, 2020

The matter with the credit card is a civil matter, not a child support matter. These are independent actions. The State has filed an action to require him to pay support and arrears. If he has failed to pay for a sufficient length of time and the Child Support Enforcement has run out of options... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Q: How can I find out if charges were filed and who it was?

The ID was released from evidence to me, and the letter has a case number but not one I recognize as usually they'd have the year and the classification (cr, m. T etcc) and this doesn't and the letter also has a cfs number no citation number and I've looked it up and havent found anything.

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Dec 15, 2020

An attorney can help look that up for you by name, date of birth and other case information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Q: If someone stole my ID and got arrested with it dont the authorities have to notify me ?

The cops sent a letter I had evidence being released it turns out it was an expired temp DL already stamped with a hole that I hadn't even known someone stole from my house or when or who. Dont the authorities have to notify me and furthermore let me in on who had it?

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Dec 14, 2020

If criminal charges were filed against the person who stole your ID, then the Victim Rights Act of CO would theoretically require that a DA or law enforcement consult you before any personal orders or dispositions on that case are entered. I don't know that this applies to your scenario, but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: It my first time. I will get out if court give me fine or probation ? For 31.03(e)(4)(D) THEFT PROP <$2,500 2/MORE PRE

That My first time they should give me pay fine and probation??

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Dec 13, 2020

Please be more specific. How can you say it is your "first time" if you have 2 previous theft convictions or probations? I'd say if you have 2 priors you are likely to be prosecuted fully, in the sense that you may not be offered probation at all. You should contact a qualified... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Q: I have a company that I have unsubscribed from several times. Is there any way I could file for misconduct?

The company is HP

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

I your issue is with unsolicited marketing emails, the CAN-SPAM Act governs email marketing conduct. Here is a link to more information about the law:

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Q: I'm curious on how much jail time I could be facing as a first offender on a truancy,identity theft charge,tresspassing

And a child abuse charge with no bodily injury

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Nov 30, 2020

Pursuant to CO statute 13-5-145, there is a general understanding that "imposing a sentence of detention on a juvenile who violates a court order to attend school does not improve the likelihood that the juvenile will attend school and does not address the underlying causes of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: How likely is it to be convicted for identity theft if you only possess someone else's state licensed ID?

That individual was charged with identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Could that charge be reduced to criminal impersonation?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 27, 2020

It could be but it is likely to be convicted. I suggest that individual get an attorney to fight for that reduction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you get for credit card fraud by using a strangers card

Was asked to get something for co-worker on break and I thought the card that I had used was the co-workers card and put it in my pocket and used it. Ended up that it wasn't my co-workers card after all. Since I was last used by card holder at my place of work they matched up the video... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

It is a felony of the 3rd degree. Maximum is 3.5-7 years. Call a lawyer. The lawyer can call the police officer to see if charges are pending. If they are, a lawyer can make arrangements to turn you in rather than the police coming to arrest you. You need legal representation so start calling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: What's the next step after police to you about being involved in credit card fraud investigation of $20.00

Accidental credit card fraud. I used someone else's credit card to make a purchase. I then tried to make another purchase with card and it didn't work. I tried to use the card again. The screen then said something about card being offline. I used a different card the for the purchase and... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

Do NOT speak to the police without a warrant. More information is needed to give you advice. Did you know the person whose credit card it was? If not, you could be charged with felonies, including access device fraud, theft, identity theft. If you knew the person, if they say you did not nave... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Going Thur a identity theif I don't know how to do it. But I honestly believe it is at home thing and four years of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. When you say you are going through identity theft, it isn't fully clear whether you were the victim... or whether you are being accused of committing identity theft by authorities. If you were a victim and had your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Securities Law for Illinois on
Q: SSN Fraud

Hi, good night I have a question and would like to know something about a problem with a friend, which is that a friend thinks of getting a fake SSN and green card for work purpose but he thinks of changing his name and birthday but he had a picture with a fake green card and I would like to know... Read more »

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 17, 2020

First, I hope your friend is not you. Of course this is fraud. Yes, if caught this would adversely affect his immigration status. And, if this is really a friend, and not you, you may be an accomplice to this fraud. Don't do it!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: WHAT LEGAL FORM WOULD I NEED TO FILE TO A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AS COUNSEL, PROPER, SELFREPRESENTATION

CASE 5:2018 CV 06164-EJD AT 280 S. FIRST ST. SAN JSOE CALIFORNIA, BEING A VICTOM AS DEFINED "ALL PERSONS WITHEN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAD A CONSUMER GOOGLE+ ACCOUNT FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2015 AND APRIL 2, 2019. WELL IM STILL HAVING TECHNICAL IOSSUES OF SECURITY BREACHES AND... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 6, 2020

Your case is being processed by a US District Court. There are no forms, but there are a lot of rules that you must follow. Federal Courts are very strict on the rules. Best if you retain an attorney to assist you, District Court Judges are not very patient with Pro Per plaintiffs.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Going Thur a identity theif I don't know how to do it. But I honestly believe it is at home thing and four years of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear whether you're a victim of identity theft or you're a defendant facing identity theft charges. If you are the victim, carefully review your banking, credit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: My brother is worked at Home depot and he was giving things away and got caught with petry theft by embezzlement pc504

He has a phone call with an officer coming up what might be the consequences

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 29, 2020

Has your brother ever heard of "Miranda rights?" Like "you have the right to remain silent....." Well, everything he says to the police officer will be recorded and used against him to support what are apparently criminal charges. Your brother needs to contact a Criminal... Read more »

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