Identity Theft Attorneys in Portland
Providing Proficient & Dependable Legal Representation
Identity theft in Oregon is broadly defined as the obtaining, possessing, transferring, creating, uttering, or converting to one's own use, with the intent to deceive or defraud the personal identification of another. This expansive statute has the potential for transforming any misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit card case into a serious felony charge. At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our Portland identity theft lawyers defend clients against a variety of identity theft charges, backed by more than 60 years of collective experience.
Contact us online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced identity theft lawyers in Portland.
People charged with identity theft are often surprised by the harsh penalties. If convicted of identity theft, a person can face a 13-month minimum prison sentence and will have a Class C felony on his or her record. The related crime of aggravated identity theft is even more serious, calling for a 19-month mandatory minimum prison sentence. Defense of these cases requires a thorough examination of the prosecution’s evidence to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case. The case can hinge on whether or not there was any “intent to defraud.” Our attorneys mount a vigorous defense for clients charged with state identity theft offenses.
We fight against the following offenses:
- Forgery or theft of identification
- Possession of stolen identification
- Forgery of checks
- Using a false identity to obtain services, make a purchase, or obtain a license
- Fraudulent online credit card purchases
- Stolen credit cards
- Using another's identity for a credit application
- Computer-aided identity theft
Call Our Portland Identity Theft Attorneys
Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality defense at reasonable rates and is dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We offer a free initial consultation. Call a Portland identity theft attorney today at (503) 303-0771 or send us an e-mail.