Beverly Hills Aggravated Identity Theft Attorneys
Mandatory Minimum Sentence For Aggravated Identity Theft
Aggravated identity theft charges are often added to an indictment to put additional pressure on the accused. Due to the mandatory minimum sentence that these charges carry — at least two years of incarceration — they place defendants in an extremely precarious position.
Additionally, all that is required to include this charge in an indictment is the allegation that identity theft occurred and was used in the commission of, or in relation to, any other felony listed in the statute. There are more than 60 different types of felonies that qualify as this type of predicate offense, so it is especially easy for the government to tack aggravated identity theft charges onto nearly any case.
The mandatory minimum sentence for aggravated identity theft increases from two years to five if the underlying felony is related to supposed terrorist activity. Terrorism-related accusations can stem from a wide range of conduct, as the government has an expansive definition of what constitutes terrorist activity.
Aggressive Representation From Focused Defense Lawyers
At Kaplan Marino, we serve as powerful advocates for those accused of aggravated identity theft, other types of white collar crimes and criminal charges of all other kinds at the state and federal levels. As one of the nation's premier criminal defense firms, we have the resources, extensive legal knowledge and proven trial strategies necessary to fight high-stakes identity theft cases.
Our partner attorneys have never worked for prosecutorial agencies, and have instead focused the entirety of their more than 45 combined years of experience on protecting the interests of those accused of crimes. They are well-known throughout the legal community as leaders in the field of criminal defense, and are routinely asked to lecture on developing topics such as aggravated identity theft and other white collar criminal matters.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with our attorneys. Located in Beverly Hills, California, we serve clients across the United States.