Identity Theft Defense

Identity theft usually occurs when someone uses an individual’s personally identifying information without their permission, including their name, Social Security number, or credit or debit card information. Having become a more common and widespread issue in the past few decades, the state of Texas has been focusing intently on curbing this offense.

Although this is not a violent crime where you are endangering another, it still comes with severe penalties if convicted. With this being the case, knowing how exactly to proceed during the criminal process and making certain that you are presenting the most effective argument possible with the help of a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas, will give you a greater opportunity to beat the charges.

Dallas Identity Theft Attorney

With the stress and anxiety involved in a criminal case that involves identity theft, making certain that all you bases are covered is vital in the eventual outcome. The more prepared you are to argue your case, the greater chance you have to get the charges reduced or completely dismissed.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy focus on helping those dealing with identity theft allegations in north Texas and have the experience and legal knowledge to effectively and professionally represent you in the court of law. With a strict adherence to protecting individual rights while framing a defense strategy that takes all factors into account, the legal team is committed to providing legal counsel that will help you argue your case and move on with your life.

Call (972) 233-5700 or send an online message to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy proudly represent individuals accused of white collar crimes throughout north Texas, including the counties of Dallas, Collin, Wise, Johnson, Tarrant, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall.


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Identity Theft under Texas Law

According to Texas Penal Code §32.51, a person commies identity theft if he or she obtains, possesses, transfers, or uses identifying information of another person without the other person’s consent and with intent to harm or defraud another.

“Identifying information” means information that alone or in conjunction with other information identifies a person, including a person’s:

  • name and date of birth;
  • unique biometric data, including the person’s fingerprint, voice print, or retina or iris image;
  • unique electronic identification number, address, routing code, or financial institution account number;
  • telecommunication identifying information or access device; and
  • social security number or other government-issued identification number.

Identity theft is considered a state jail felony. If convicted of a state jail felony in Texas, the presumptive sentence will be not more than two years and not less than 180 in jail, along with a fine not to exceed $10,000.


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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Dallas County Identity Theft Arrest Attorney

If you or a loved one is currently under investigation for identity theft in north Texas, taking the precautions necessary to ensuring that you are favorably positioning yourself to effectively defend your name and freedom is vital. The most important step you can take in the initial stages of this charge is to retain qualified legal counsel.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are committed to providing quality client service while constructing a dynamic defense strategy that covers all bases, in order to successfully argue your case.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with the legal team at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy, call (972) 233-5700 or send an online message today. The attorneys proudly represent individuals accused of identity theft in and around the north Texas cities of Dallas, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Duncanville, Coppell, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Decatur, Bridgeport, Alvarado, Joshua, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Bedford, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Ennis, Fate and Heath, among many others.


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Client Testimonials

  • 5 stars
    I would like to thank the Law Office of Richard C. McConathy for your awesome and courtious attention to professionalism. I am amazed at Richard and Brian''s ability to get a fast resolution and am grateful to them for the time put into this matter. I could feel the genuine concern and dedication that the attorney''s put on my case.
    - Andrea L.
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    I hired The Law Office of Richard C. McConathy after I got arrested for DWI. In my life of work, I absolutely could not have a conviction on my record. At trial, I was found Not Guilty. Brian and Richard are the best lawyers in Dallas!
    - David C.
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    I was able to keep my driver''s license and keep a clean a record as both the ALR and DWI case were both dismissed! I was pleased with their professionalism and ability to work with me to achieve the best possible outcome, dismissals all around.
    - James M.
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    I was pulled over on the North Dallas Tollway for going 90 mph. The cop said that I was all over the road, and failed all the field tests and was obviously intoxicated. I pretty much lost all hope that I would walk away from this. That was until I found Richard McConathy. Richard and his firm fought the DA and eventually got my case dismissed. I couldn''t give a bigger recommendation for these guys. If you''re in trouble don''t hesitate, it is worth it.
    - Greg B.
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    The law offices of Richard C. McConathy represented me with the utmost professionalism and they secured a victory for my probation revocation case. My case was nine years old and I was told by other firms that it would be very difficult to get the judge to revoke. This firm took my case on, and not only won the judgment, but also got the original probation case conditions dismissed. I highly recommend this law firm to any person in need if legal representation. They are very considerate and extremely knowledgeable.
    - Brant G.
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