Financial Identity Fraud

If you have been charged with financial identity fraud, do not hesitate to speak with a Norcross white-collar crime attorney to avoid a conviction.

Being charged with financial identity fraud or theft is a serious crime in Georgia. If you are facing identity fraud charges, it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney to advise you of the defenses available to you.

Speak with our Norcross white-collar crime attorneys at Zimmerman & Associates to discuss your situation and determine potential defense strategies in your specific case.

What is Financial Identity Fraud in Georgia?

In today’s world of online shopping, e-Commerce, online banking, and ATMs, anyone can be charged with financial identity fraud. Common examples of financial identity fraud include:

Under O.C.G.A. § 16-9-121, you can face identity fraud charges if you willfully, knowingly, and fraudulently:

In Georgia, you can also be charged with financial identity fraud if you willingly accept identifying information that you know to be stolen, fictitious, or fraudulent with the intent to use it for identification.

What are the Defenses to Financial Identity Fraud Charges in Georgia?

The most effective defenses to financial identity fraud charges include:

In Georgia, identity fraud is considered a felony. If you are convicted of financial identity fraud, you may be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or ordered to pay a maximum of $100,000 in fines and restitution to the victim.

Consult with a Norcross Financial Identity Fraud Attorney

If you are facing financial identity fraud charges, it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Talk to a Norcross white-collar crime attorney before you speak with law enforcement officers or government officials.

At Zimmerman & Associates, our focus is to represent our clients and protect their rights throughout the criminal justice process. Call (770)-350-0100 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.