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Lauderdale Lakes Identity Theft Lawyer

Michael B. Cohen, Esq. is a Lauderdale Lakes Identity Theft Attorney who maintains his main Broward County Office within close proximity to the city, making it easy to reach by car in about twenty to twenty-five minutes. His law firm aids those who have been charged with State and Federal criminal charges in the Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County areas as well as the surrounding vicinity, staunchly defending those accused of crimes by the federal government and State of Florida.

Lauderdale Lakes which is northwest of Fort Lauderdale has a population approaching thirty-five thousand residents.

The Lauderdale Lakes Police Division Unit satellite is located on NW 16th St and is administered by the Broward Sheriff's Office who's Website can be visited by clicking here. Their criminal record search for arrests in the Lauderdale Lakes area is accessible by clicking this link. To report concerns, code violations or any other problems in Lauderdale Lakes call 954.535.2700. For police matters contact the Sheriff's Office at 954.497.1646. The city's Website can be visited by clicking here.
To locate Criminal and Civil Court records for Lauderdale Lakes follow the Broward County Clerk of Courts Website's link and for their inmate and arrest record search click here.

Based on the Neighborhood Scout Website, Lauderdale Lakes violent crime rate is on the high side in the nation based on communities of all sizes.

As an  Identity theft lawyer, who practices close to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, Mr. Cohen has effectively handled several types of these and related cases including fraud and money laundering charges which are typically associated with identity theft.

A recent story in the news relating to Identity Theft is highlighted below. 

Lauderdale Lakes Woman Swept Up as Part of Statewide Identity Theft Scheme  
In mid-January of this year (2017), Jacqueloi Moreau of Lauderdale Lakes, was charged after being jointly arrested by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Unit (IRS-CI) with the help of the Margate Police Department. She was charged with identity theft in a four-count indictment in association with possessing at least fifteen allegedly stolen social security numbers.

Based on the indictment's assertions, Moreau, who was arrested six months previously in July 2016, was found in possession of multiple names, dates and social security numbers issued to others, according to a Department of Justice press release. She was charged in a Government Impersonation Fraud, and Theft Scheme sweep which was responsible for the arrests of more than one hundred alleged offenders in total, throughout the state.

Moreau was also charged with Grand theft of more than $300 yet less than $500.00, possessing a counterfeit instrument, with the intention to injure or defraud, and possessing an instrument in the similitude of a driver's license or identification card.

South Florida leads the country in Identity Theft cases compared with other metro areas throughout the United States.

According to statistics released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida led the list for Identity Theft complaints and cases for a startling six years in a row. But the numbers are getting better," according to Cindy Liebes, the FTC southeast regional director; citing an "intense federal and local crackdown" over the past few years citing that since 2012 the amount of cases brought for prosecution has fell approximately in half.

Identity Theft is a federal crime and the defendant will need a Lauderdale Lakes federal defense attorney who is well-educated and up-to-date on procedure relating to federal criminal allegations.

Mr. Cohen is a federal criminal defense attorney who can be reached at his main office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which is just a short drive away from Lauderdale Lakes. His office is located at 6400 North Andrews Ave and the firm is operational to serve his clients all day, every day of the week including holidays.  This accessibility guarantees his unceasing attention when calling him at: 954.928.0059 or any other phone number listed above.

If you, a family member or close friend, becomes aware that an investigation has been initiated or an arrest for any allegations of this type of crime has been established, an experienced Federal Identity Theft Lawyer who practices near Lauderdale Lakes is essential to speak with as soon as availability of time is presented.

A conviction for a federal crime of any type can have devastating effects on your life including substantial periods of incarceration. 

Don't allow charges such as these to upend your way of life, when the Lauderdale Lakes Law Office of Michael B. Cohen is just one phone call away.

Mr. Cohen's qualifications are listed on this page of his Website.