The United States Attorney’s office for Maryland has been aggressively prosecuting identity theft. In federal court, this offense carries a two-year mandatory sentence that is to run consecutive to any other count. These are very serious charges, and they need to be handled with special attention. Oftentimes the prosecutors are armed with an overwhelming array of evidence: surveillance footage, fingerprints, informants and reliable witnesses. That is why you need to hire an experienced Baltimore attorney for your federal identity theft defense. Like most areas of criminal defense, the early stages of an investigation are critical. Do not waste time, and do not make mistakes early in the case.
Brown & Nieto have handled numerous federal identity theft cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Due to our experience in this offense specifically, we are very well versed in potential defenses and how to appropriately navigate this type of prosecution. If you find yourself charged with identity theft, or being investigated for this offense, pick up the phone and call today.