Dan Williams, Esq.
Last month the Court of Appeals clarified what constituted sufficient evidence to convict a defendant for the crimes of Identity Theft and Steal/Retain a Financial Transaction Device without Consent in People v. Velton Miller. You can read the Opinion here. Financial crimes are complicated for defendants and prosecutors. What do you think constitutes sufficient evidence to convict a person of identity theft or a financial transaction device crime? In answering that question, you'll likely be surprised. Having spent more than four years prosecuting these types of complex crimes, many times, I was surprised at the answers as well. If you are charged with a financial crime, not just any defense attorney will do. Find one who has the experience to understand the complexity, breadth and connections of Michigan's criminal laws regarding financial crimes.