Identity Theft

As the technological means of communication and sharing information have continued to expand, the world that we live in has undergone some interesting changes. Suddenly, an individual's potential reach extends as far across the globe as an Internet connection can be found. As a consequence, the world in some ways seems much smaller than it ever has. There is nothing new about assuming another person's identity or creating a new one out of whole cloth, but the heavy digital and paper trails of modern life have led to an explosion of identity theft, as access to sensitive information has been too tempting for some to overlook.

If you or your loved one has been arrested on charges of identity theft, it is important that you have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side to ensure that you receive vigorous representation. Contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to begin taking the steps necessary to protect your legal rights in the face of a criminal prosecution.

Penalties for Identity Theft

The criminal penalties in the event of a conviction for identity theft are structured based upon the number of fraudulent items in your possession or other instances of demonstrated commission of identity theft. A judge might order the payment of financial restitution to the victims in addition to the following consequences:

  • 1-4 items: 180 days - 2 years in a state jail : Up to $10,000 fine
  • 5-9 items: 2-10 years confined to state prison : Up to $10,000 fine
  • 10-49 items: 2-20 years confined to state prison : Up to $10,000 fine
  • 50+ items: 5-99 years confined to state prison : Up to $10,000 fine

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There may be mitigating circumstances in your case that warrant a reduction or dismissal of charges, or there may not. Regardless, it is important that you receive committed legal representation in your case. Contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to schedule a free initial consultation.


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