Were You Accused Of Identity Theft?
Identify theft is the use of another person’s identification, without their permission, for the purpose of obtaining a good or a service such as credit card theft. If you face an identity theft arrest or allegation, you do not want to face it alone. Rely on one of our experienced attorneys for help.
Our team of seasoned trial attorneys have a proven track record of protecting the rights of our clients. We fight to the final bell and will provide you with strong effective representation. Our goal is to help you avoid conviction.
The Potential Consequences For An Identity Theft Conviction
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It is a serious criminal offense that entails high fines and the possibility of jail time. Identity theft in Illinois is a felony, and the terms of your conviction will be determined by the degree.
Each conviction entails the consequences as determined by the price of the service or good, if it is:
- Between $300 and $2,000, it is a Class 3 felony and can result in two to five years imprisonment with the possibility of probation.
- Between $2,000 and $10,000, is it is a Class 2 felony and can result in three to seven years imprisonment with the possibility of probation.
- Between $10,000 and $100,000, it is a Class 1 felony and can result in four to 15 years imprisonment with the possibility of probation.
- More than $100,000, it is a Class X felony and can result in a minimum of six years imprisonment to a maximum of 30 years imprisonment. Probation is not possible for a Class X felony.
If the victim is 60 years of age or older or has a disability, your charge can escalate to aggravated identity theft. In addition, any subsequent aggravated identity theft charge will be a Class X charge regardless of the price of the service of good.
To identify and understand your rights and options, it is in your best interest to seek counsel from one of our seasoned trial attorneys.
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