Identity Theft Lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Identity theft can devastate your credit and your finances, and being charged with committing identity theft can have long-term effects on your future. Whether you are the victim of identity theft or have been accused of committing an identity theft crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney from S.L. England, PLLC, to fight to restore your credit and clear your name.

WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?

Identity theft is a broad category that covers actions that involve stealing data and/or identifying information to assume another person’s identity. This may include:

  • Using another person’s identifying information to obtain real or personal property.
  • Selling or giving another person’s identifying information to a third party so the third party can obtain real or personal property.
  • Using another person’s identifying information to commit or conceal a crime.
  • Establishing credit in a child’s name.
  • Obtaining utility services in another person’s name.
  • Obtaining medical care using another person’s identifying information, including insurance information.
  • Using another person’s information to receive a tax refund.
  • Obtaining employment using another person’s identifying information.

BURDEN OF PROOF

When you are the victim of identity theft, your creditors and bank place the burden of proof on you to show that you were the victim of identity theft or other fraud.

An experienced identity theft attorney can help you meet the burden of proof to remove fraudulent charges and restore your credit. This may include providing your creditors or bank with police reports you have made regarding the identity theft; proof of current address; and current identifying information such as your social security number and driver’s license.

In some cases, a relative or close friend steals your identity, and you may be reluctant to press criminal charges against them, but you still need to restore your credit. An identity theft attorney can guide you through the criminal and civil legal process while fighting to promptly restore your credit by challenging any inaccurate information on your credit report.

IDENTITY THEFT CRIMINAL DEFENSE

If you have been charged with identity theft in Washington, D.C., you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you.

If the property obtained through identity theft has any value, or if another person is falsely accused of committing a crime because of the identity theft, you could be charged with Identity Theft in the Second Degree, which has penalties that include 180 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

If the property obtained through identity theft has a value of $1,000 or more, you could be charged with Identity Theft in the First Degree, which has penalties that include up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

DO YOU NEED AN IDENTITY THEFT ATTORNEY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.?

Whether you have been the victim of identity theft and need to restore your credit or you are accused of committing an identity theft crime, you need an experienced Washington, D.C. identity theft attorney to fight for you. The attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, have the experience to resolve your case out of court or to effectively argue your case in front of a judge or jury in any court. Call us today at (202) 489-0720 or contact us online

“Mr. England is one of the best lawyers I have encountered, he was always there whenever I had a question or needed information, he listens , he calls and replies in and out of working hours , his priority is his client! He has helped me in more than one aspect of the law ; family , business , contractual and other areas, he is super smart and very quick with solutions. I highly recommend Sheridan.”

Mariam Wagdy

“Mr. England is a real professional that gets you results and will fight for parents that are doing the right thing for their children. I recommend him especially to fathers that are fighting just to see their child.Great lawyer.Wonderful lawyer.Without a doubt.”

Martell Woodson

“I highly recommend S.L. England! He is an excellent attorney who has his clients back 110%.”

Karina Alvarado

“Mr. England is a real professional that gets you results and will fight for parents that are doing the right thing for their children. I recommend him especially to fathers that are fighting just to see their child.Great lawyer.Wonderful lawyer.Without a doubt.”

Martell Woodson

“Sheridan is an excellent attorney. He advised me on issues in family as well as civil law. What I like about him the most is that he was able to think outside of the box and provide constructive solutions. He understood the issues very quickly and gave me a helpful advice.”

Karolina Muyingo

“Mr. England is the go-to guy to get positive results. He was able to guide me in the right direction with some great referrals. I can count on him to get some resolutions.”

J Thalley

“Mr. England is absolute perfection. He is incredibly professional and follows through until the end. In the end I won. Thank you so much Mr. England for everything.”

J Angonett

“A fantastic attorney in every aspect. Cool dude also.”

C H

“I needed a strong litigator to handle a contractor dispute, Attorney Sheridan was amazing! Provided strong legal counsel, negotiated only the best terms for me as a client, and provided top notch service. I slept well every night knowing he was on my side.”

Alisha Commodore

“Amazing!! Very knowledgeable, on your side and professional. Highly recommended! Great work Sheridan!”

Norma B

“S.L. England is bright, caring and brilliant... Thank you for all of your help.”

Regelle Harris Tanjang

Ask Us A Question

Contact Us Today!

Washington, DC Office

1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

New York Office

200 Park Avenue, Suite
1700 New York, NY 10017

Alexandria, Virginia Office

1800 Diagonal Road, Suite
600 Alexandria, VA 22314