Identity Theft


In the State of Florida, an identity theft conviction carries heavy penalties that vary depending on the nature of the offense. Identity theft can range from a third to first degree felony. If you are convicted of identity theft, you could be facing serious fines and incarceration, and a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life.

If you have been accused of identity theft in the State of Florida, a criminal defense attorney can provide legal counsel and help fight the charges against you. The skilled criminal defense lawyers of the Colter Law Group in Stuart, FL have extensive experience representing clients accused of identity theft, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. We offer free initial consultations and flexible scheduling options.

Identity theft in Florida

A person who uses someone else's personal information, or possesses it with the intent to commit identity theft, may be charged with identity theft. Identifying information includes a person's name, birth date, social security number, mother's maiden name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, or any other information that a person can use to identify themselves.

In the State of Florida, fraudulent use of a person's identifying information without their permission is a third degree felony, but more serious offenses may be upgraded to second or even first degree felonies. Using a deceased person's identity, using the identities of more than twenty people, or using another's identity to acquire anything valued at $50,000 or more is a first degree felony.

Defense for those accused of identity theft

Because the penalties for an identity theft conviction in Florida are so high, it is crucial that you have representation from an experienced identity theft defense lawyer if you have been accused of identity theft. Oftentimes, a Florida public defender simply won't have the time or resources that a private identity theft defense attorney can provide.

Serving clients throughout The Treasure Coast, including Stuart, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, River Park, and other communities throughout St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties, the identity theft defense attorneys of the Colter Law Group are ready to go to work for you. When you contact us for a free consultation, we'll review the details of your case and begin planning a criminal defense tailored to your individual situation.

Contact us today

To speak to one of our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys, contact the offices of the Colter Law Group in Stuart, Florida at (772) 888-0883.