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What are some possible defenses to identity theft charges?

New York lawyers have many possible defenses to use to fight identity theft charges. A skilled criminal defense attorney will know how to poke holes in the evidence the prosecution uses to build their case.
 
Illegally obtained proof, a police officer’s error, the purported victim’s permission to use their identity and misidentified IP addresses are just some examples of ways in which evidence can be disputed. You may even be a victim of mistaken identity and did not actually commit the offense with which you are being charged.
 
New York law also provides certain specific identity theft defenses based on the defendant’s age:
 
• If you were under the age of 21 and were trying to buy alcohol using someone else’s personal identification.
• If you were under the age of 18 and were trying to purchase tobacco using someone else’s identification.
• If you were misrepresenting your age to enter an age-restricted venue.
 
Anyone who has been charged with identity theft has the right to defend themselves vigorously. Because every case is different, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can develop an effective defense strategy based on the unique facts of your case.
 
The defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group have a thorough knowledge of New York’s criminal laws and can help defend you against identity theft charges. Contact us today to learn more.

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