Identity Theft Charges
Central Valley Theft Attorney
The crime of identity theft includes the use of another person's identity
(including their name, social security number, bank account, or credit
card number) without their consent. Identity theft us usually done to
facilitate fraud or theft. As identity theft has become more common, especially
over the internet, California has increased the penalties associated with
California Identity Theft Penalties
Penalties may be increased if a defendant:
Obtains and/or retains the identifying information of ten (10) or more people;
Acquires the personal identifying information of another person, and used
the personal identifying information without that person's consent
to obtain credit, services, real property, medical information, or other
Intends to defraud, transfer, convey, or sell the personal information,
or knows that the information will be so used.
The crime of identity theft can be treated as a misdemeanor or a felony,
depending on the individual facts of the case. If prosecuted as a misdemeanor,
identity theft penalties may include up to one year in jail, and a fine
of up to $1,000. As a felony, identity theft penalties may include a prison
sentence of up to three (3) years, and fines of up to $10,000.
California Identity Theft Defense Lawyers
We have the skills, knowledge and professional representation to guide
you through the legal process from beginning to end. If you have questions
regarding identity theft, or any other criminal case or investigation,
do not hesitate to contact Wapner Jones P.C. to schedule a free consultation.
Fill out our online contact form today, or call (559) 257-4707. We welcome
clients all across the Central Valley region, including Madera, Tulare,
and Kings counties.