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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Identity Theft, Sexual Harassment and Small Claims on
Q: Incognito cases and qui tam cases 2009 -
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 28, 2020

Really? You really expect a lawyer to spend billable time listing "incognito" and "qui tam" cases for you? Free?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Lemon Law, Sexual Harassment and Trademark for California on
Q: Can you help me p

Someone been got into my phone

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Oct 22, 2020

Please consult a privacy attorney to help you with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Indiana on
Q: I am seeking some advice for a situation that I was in 8 years ago
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Oct 15, 2020

Your question is not specific enough to answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Do you guys do criminal cases pro bono

It also involves fraud,human trafficing,child trafficing, and also the human trafficing is also gang related

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Oct 9, 2020

Lawyers have mouths to feed, salaries to pay, rent to earn. The only pro bono attorneys are the public defender. Apply for one. Your case is very complex.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be charged with accessory to credit card fraud if I brought someone to Dillard’s and he committed fraud ?

I only brought him to Dillard’s I was unaware he was committing fraud It was a handyman that I hired to do some work at my house he stole paperwork out of my house and used it to commit fraud against my stepmother I had no clue until cops showed up

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 6, 2020

If law enforcement believes you had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of the offense, then you will not be prosecuted. However, the circumstances concern me. You don't have to be the person to actually commit an offense to be punished for it. Rather, you can be held... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Identity Theft for Indiana on
Q: If I am being sued for stealing money from someone, how do I go about it?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It would be difficult for an attorney to offer instructions of a general nature in such a setting because they would need to see what is alleged in the papers. It would be better to take the papers that were served... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Someone accusing me harassing them by sending text messages but i did not do it. Please advise.

They are using my cell phone number.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 23, 2020

You need to find an expert in Cell Phone Technology like the guys on Catfish, who can show that someone cloned your phone and is sending messages pretending to be you from the clone. People masquerade as others all the time. It has been an email problem for about 15 years.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Summary probation when fined with i.d. theft..... Gave false name when police got us for being out during covid

Im in CA and am facing an identity theft charge; I used an old classmates name out of fear. The officer was intimidating and now knowing how the jail is in my county, had me just purging her name and bday. I got fined for being out during covid and it eventually came back to me. Now I have a court... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 21, 2020

more info needed.

you should set up a consultation with a criminal lawyer in your city asap.

if you can't afford a lawyer one will be provided for you at the 1st court date.

write out a detailed summary so that the lawyer can spend more time thinking about the case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: High Risk for severe Covid, DA is recommending 6 years 8 months for 9 felony charges yet co-def got summery probation

Feb. 2020, while at court, I suffered a mild stroke, could barely form simple words, disoriented,etc. My attorney, knowing I did not want to plead guilty without a deal, entered guilty plea to 9 felony ID theft charges. I have several health issues which makes me high risk of severe Covid-19. The... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Sep 21, 2020

If you entered a plea at a time when you were not thinking clearly due to the stroke, you might want to have your plea withdrawn. Discuss this with your lawyer. If it was a 'good deal', and there are no problems of proof,for the DA, you may not want to. You might be looking at more time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Identity Theft for South Carolina on
Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 27, 2020

If you are contemplating filing bankruptcy, yes!!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Alabama on
Q: Can I record someone on my property and talk about how they stole my identity in the state of Alabama.

This will be the only evidence I will have.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 25, 2020

Yes as long as one person knows they are being recorded in the conversation you are fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Q: My mom just signed herself out of a mental hospital and no one knows where she is at. She just recently stole my sisters

My mom just signed herself out of a mental hospital and no one knows where she is at. She just recently stole my sisters identity and I have told her to leave me alone and she hasnt known where I lived. She has found out thpugh where I live and I do not feel safe what can I do to protect myself as... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 24, 2020

You must go to the Clerk's Office for the General District Court for the county/city where you live a file a Request for a Protective Order. The clerks will help you with the forms.

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