New York Identity Theft Defense Lawyer
State and federal law enforcement agencies are devoting more resources to combating identity theft and credit card fraud. They have the cooperation of banks and credit card companies that lose millions upon millions each year covering fraudulent purchases.
If you were caught up in the dragnet, the Brill Legal Group in Manhattan’s Financial District provides a sophisticated defense to counter the government’s case against you. Our accomplished criminal defense lawyers handle state and federal charges of identity theft and related crimes on Long Island and across New York City.
Accused of identity theft or credit card fraud? Call us for a free consultation.
Suffolk 631-204-8254 – Manhattan 212-233-4141 – Nassau 516-206-2002
Toll free 888-315-9841
Identity Theft | Internet Fraud | Credit Card Crimes
Peter E. Brill is a former assistant district attorney with more than 10 years of experience in criminal defense, including white collar crimes. He has defended clients on a wide range of allegations:
- Theft or unauthorized use of credit cards or checks
- Buying merchandise online with stolen cards and returning it for cash “refunds”
- Sale or possession of credit card numbers or Social Security numbers
- “Phishing” — fraudulently obtaining personal financial data over the Internet
- Forgery of identification documents (driver’s licenses, passports, green cards)
- Related federal charges of wire fraud or conspiracy
We have represented clients accused of organized or large-scale crimes, such as selling 1,000 credit card numbers or trolling unsecured wireless connections for sensitive data. If you are accused as an accomplice in an identity theft ring, we work to show that you were innocent or only a small-time player.
We have also represented individuals caught with credit card numbers or charged with receiving stolen merchandise. We make the prosecution prove that you knew the stuff was “hot” or that you made the transaction and not someone else. We explore every possible defense.
Our number one goal is to avoid prison/jail time and a felony conviction on your record. Mr. Brill and his legal team are skilled in investigation and negotiation to avoid the worst penalties, and we are prepared to go to trial to fight for your freedom and future.
Contact us immediately if you were arrested or suspect you are under investigation. We offer a free initial consultation, and you can reach us 24 hours a day. We have offices in Hauppauge, Hempstead and Manhattan.