Identity Fraud and Theft Lawyer Vancouver
Identity theft occurs when one party uses the personal details of another party without their knowledge or permission for criminal purposes. Stolen identity may be used to access financial information, online accounts or used to commit fraud against other parties. Fraud is the practice of wrongfully or criminally deceiving others for personal or financial gain.
Identity theft and fraud are serious offences in Canada. Although the sentences for each offence varies depending on the circumstances, you could be imprisoned for up to 5 years if found guilty of identity theft. For fraud convictions, you could be imprisoned for up to 10 years. You may also be required to pay hefty fines if you are convicted of either offence.
Do you need a fraud and identity theft lawyer in Vancouver?
If you’ve been accused of or charged with identity theft or fraud in Vancouver, contact us at Tom Doust Law. At Tom Doust Law, we offer an experienced Vancouver criminal lawyer who has successfully defended those charged with a host of criminal offences including identity theft and fraud.
When you choose to work with us, our Vancouver fraud and identity theft lawyer will protect your rights and skillfully fight to have the charges dismissed or to have the penalties reduced. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to schedule a free legal consultation.
Other Practice Areas
Vancouver Criminal Lawyer Tom Doust defends clients charged with any criminal offence. In addition to drug and marijuana offences, violent crimes (i.e. domestic, assault, murder, etc), and traffic violations or speeding tickets, Mr. Doust has the expertise and regularly practices in all the following areas:
Fraud / Identity Theft (Including Securities Act Offences): Mr. Doust has handled many fraud cases, ranging from credit card fraud in the millions to bad cheques.
Corporate / White Collar Crimes: Mr. Doust is experienced with the nuances of defending Corporations and has defended a number of them.
Customs / Border Issues: Available 24 hrs/day for any charges/detentions.
Drunk Driving: As a law student Mr. Doust defended his first impaired driving case in 1994 and has handled a great number of these since. He has worked with alcohol absorption experts and has incorporated well-developed methods and tactics for handling them.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Mr. Doust has significant trial experience in these matters. These include the most serious driving offences in which death has occurred. He has access to recognized, professional accident Reconstruction Engineers/Accident Analysts and other experts who aide him in aggressively defending you.
Bail Matters: Mr. Doust is an experienced bail court counsel. He has successfully obtained bail for all but a few of his client’s over the years. He has successfully obtained bail for numerous clients in Supreme Court when they were unjustly detained in lower court. Mr. Doust is available 24 hrs/day by phone and can often appear on short notice for bail hearings the next day, even when out of town.
Administrative and Regulatory Offences (including Securities Law)
Hunting and Fishing Violations
Kidnapping / Unlawful Confinement
Return of Seized Money / Property
Administrative Driving Prohibitions