Orange County DMV Fraud Attorney
Identity fraud. We've all heard of it. But what is it? Identity fraud happens when one person steals another person's valuable information, or forges it themselves. This can include Social Security Numbers, computer codes, a street address, or a signature. The information is then used to secure something they would not have been able to otherwise. This could be an attempt to withdraw money, apply for credit cards, or buying items in the victim's name. Whatever the specifics, identity theft is theft.
But What About Driver's License Fraud?
While not as widely reported on the news, DMV fraud is quite common in California. Any time someone provides the DMV with false, forged, or stolen information, they've committed DMV fraud. If you have been accused of DMV fraud, it is critical that you contact an OC criminal defense attorney.
Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has represented people charged with DMV fraud for years. Let us help you. We provide free consultations and will come to you if you are unable to make it to our office.
Contact us – 24 hours a day – at (714) 530-9690.
Why Commit DMV Fraud?
There are a variety of reasons why someone may chose to lie to or attempt to confuse the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Their license could have been revoked and they need it for work. They may be attempting to establish residency in the state, but lack a proper passport or green card. They may have even failed their initial driver's test and are using a cheat sheet this time around. Whatever the case may be, they are attempting to secure a state certified document by submitting false information.
If convicted of DMV fraud in criminal court, you could face:
- Job loss
- Jail time
- Severe fines
- Community service
- Losing driving privileges
How Soon Should I Contact an Attorney?
Unfortunately, the California DMV wastes no time when dealing with potential fraud. They have the right and the power to revoke your license with or without the help of a criminal court. This means even if you haven't been convicted of a crime, the DMV can suspend your license indefinitely.
To prevent such action, you must schedule an appointment with the DMV quickly – generally within two weeks. This process, known as a Fraudulent Activities hearing, is your one chance to avoid a loss of privileges. Get an Orange County fraud defense lawyer on your side to be there with you during the hearing. It's your best chance.
Losing the right to drive – especially in the state of California – can be damaging to both your professional and personal life. And then, there's criminal charges you may face for DMV fraud. Don't handle the situation alone. Contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti as soon as you can.
Call (714) 530-9690 today and schedule a free case consultation.
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.