Identity Theft Double Jeopardy under Civil & Criminal Law

If someone is arrested and released for identity theft, or even released for identity theft, beware. A civil attorney may next knock on your door. That attorney may be retained by a credit card company to investigate the suspect. This is triggered once the debtor (the alleged victim of identity theft) files a claim under the California Identity Theft Act against the credit card company or debt collector. To better understand this myriad of laws and the rights and obligations of a debtor and credit card company, insofar as they affect the rights of a suspected identity thief, click on the following link.


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