Chicago Identity Theft Lawyer

Successful defense against identity theft charges requires a thorough investigation. At the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, I start by getting all records involved, including banking records. The question is: How solid is the evidence against you? While prosecutors will lead you to believe that they have an airtight case, they may not. As a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, I know how to identify the weaknesses in a case and use them to defend your innocence. Whether you are simply under investigation for stealing someone's identity or you have been charged with the crime, I encourage you to get in touch with me.

For a free initial consultation with a Chicago identity theft attorney, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact my law firm online.

Why Were You Accused Of Identity Theft?

Identity theft is often tied to the related crimes of mail fraud and credit card fraud. Whether you have been charged with one or more of these crimes, it is important to understand the nature of the allegations against you.

Identity theft charges can arise when someone is accused of illegally obtaining another person's Social Security number or other personal information and opening accounts or getting credit cards in that person's name. Similarly, using personal information to access another person's already existing credit card accounts or bank accounts is identity theft.

Another form of identity theft is using false identification or providing another person's information to police upon arrest, thus leaving an innocent person with a criminal record.

Preparing For Trial In Identity Theft Cases

I pride myself on resolving matters as soon as possible, often before charges are even filed. I am skilled at negotiation and sentence mitigation. However, I am a trial attorney. I always prepare cases so that I am ready to argue in front of a judge and jury when necessary. You can be confident that I will take every step needed to defend you against ID theft charges.

Contact An Illinois ID Theft Attorney For A Free Consultation

To schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact me online.