These kinds of cases require a special knowledge about computer forensics and the technical aspects that these cases bring. It is often important to track down email addresses or another computer’s IP address. In the end, the punishment range for most computer crimes is still based on the dollar amount of damage done.
For first time offenders charged with smaller misdemeanors several counties have pretrial diversion programs that are easy to take advantage of and result in your case being dismissed. Once an identity fraud case has been dismissed it is important to take the extra step of having it expunged from your record.