ID Theft If your future is at risk, your attorney can make all the difference.

Brooklyn ID Theft Lawyer

Focused on What Is Right for You

The Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie is a results-oriented criminal defense law firm. Our identity theft attorney in Brooklyn has decades of experience and knows how prosecutors pursue these cases. If you are facing accusations of or formal charges for identity theft, we can help.

When you hire Attorney Wilson LaFaurie, we will thoroughly investigate your case, educate you on all of your legal options, and help guide you throughout the legal process. Many clients report feeling overwhelmed by the judicial system. We want to help you feel more confident in court.

The Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie: Making the difference between an outcome you can live with and one you can’t. Call us today at (718) 215-9182 or contact us online.

What is Identity Theft or Identity Fraud?

Identity theft or identity fraud is when someone intentionally assumes the identity of another individual and commits a fraudulent act. Generally, this takes the form of stealing another individual’s personal and/or financial information to use for their own personal gain.

Information that is commonly stolen during an ID theft case

Property affected by identity theft is more than just simple goods purchased with a stolen credit card. Identity theft can be perpetrated in an attempt to obtain access to someone's credit, purchase property, and other services. There have even been cases where an identity theft crime was perpetrated to obtain employment.

Degrees of Identity Theft

In New York, there are three degrees of identity theft: first, second, and third. Third degree identity theft is categorized as a Class A misdemeanor and is the lowest level of identity theft charge. Second and first degree identity theft are both felonies. Second degree ID theft is a Class E felony and will be charged when the amount of money associated with the theft is at least $500. First degree identity theft is the most serious charge, and is a Class D felony, and will be charged when the value associated with the theft exceeds $2,000.

The penalties of third degree ID theft include:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines, or double the value of the affected property

The penalties of a second degree ID theft include:

  • Up to 4 years in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines, or double the value of the affected property

The penalties of a first degree ID theft include:

  • Up to 7 years in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines, or double the value of the affected property

The circumstances of your case will determine how prosecutors charge you. The prosecutors have the burden of proof. They must prove that the defendant in question assumed the stolen identity and knowingly attempted to defraud. The mere possession of stolen credit cards does not qualify for an identity theft charge.

We Are Always Available for Our Clients

Whether you were accused of stealing someone’s Social Security number to open credit accounts or impersonating another person for financial gain, our Brooklyn ID theft attorney is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense. We have handled over 2,000 cases. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Wilson LaFaurie is prepared to handle any identity fraud case.

For aggressive advocacy, contact our ID theft attorney in Brooklyn at (718) 215-9182. Hablamos español.

Reviews from Our Clients

  • I can honestly say if I had hired any another attorney I would not have had the same results.

    “I was truly pleased with the services of Mr. Lafaurie. I had to take care of a few tickets I was given and was not going to be able to make the court date because I did not reside in Brooklyn anymore. ...”

    - Satchel
  • Wilson LaFaurie is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses

    “Wilson LaFaurie is a skilled trial attorney. He is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses. I recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI or DWI offense. His reputation for being an aggressive ...”

    - Attorney Izabel Garcia
  • His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.

    “I met Wilson co-counseling on a feling criminal trial. I am impressed with his skills. His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.”

    - Attorney Lisa Pelosi
  • His reassurance helped ease my anxiety.

    “We engaged Mr. LaFaurie for a case involving our son. We were extremely pleased with the results of our case (dismissed) and the very efficient, professional manner in which he responded to all of our ...”

    - Donna
  • He met and exceeded our expectations.

    “Mr. LaFaurie is absolutely all class and extremely knowledgeable. When I chose him to represent my friend we knew he was fully capable. He met and exceeded our expectations. He listens to you, gives ...”

    - Felix

Case Results

  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated
  • Hung Jury; No Conviction Homicide/Murder Case
  • Straight Probation Robbery/Assault Case
  • No Charges Filed Perjury By Victim
  • Not Guilty Verdict On All Charges Driving While Intoxicated For The 3rd Time
  • Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor Charge Credit Card Fraud, Previously Convicted In Outside State
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault Charge
  • License Reinstated DWI Refusal Hearing
  • Full Driving Privileges Restored DWI Refusal Hearings
  • Dismissed DWI/DUI - Six Arrests

Qualities that Define Excellence

  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Experience as a Former Prosecutor
  • Over 2,000 Cases Handled
  • 300+ Cases Won in Jury Trial
  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Se Habla Español

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