Have you, a friend, or a loved one been arrested and charged with Identity Theft?
Identity theft usually occurs when someone uses an individual’s personally identifying information without their permission, including their name, Social Security number, or credit or debit card information. Given the numerous ways that identity theft can affect a person’s life, Texas prosecutors take charges of this nature very seriously. Having become a more common and widespread issue in the past few decades, the state of Texas has been focusing intently on curbing this offense.
The penalties for an identity theft conviction depend on the nature of the crime, but it is classified as a felony.
According to Texas Penal Code §32.51, a person commits identity theft if he or she obtains, possesses, transfers, or uses identifying information of another person without the other person’s consent and with intent to harm or defraud another.
“Identifying information” means information that alone or in conjunction with other information identifies a person, including a person’s:
Name and date of birth
Unique biometric data, including the person’s fingerprint, voice print, or retina or iris image
Unique electronic identification number, address, routing code, or financial institution account number
Telecommunication identifying information or access device
Social security number or other government-issued identification number
In the past, identity theft was commonly associated with physically entering a person’s property to take information or taking a wallet with an ID card. However, this is no longer the case. With the rise of the Internet, identity theft has become more prominent in recent years, and a password can provide access to a lot of personal information.
Penalties for Identity Theft
Although it is a felony in all situations, the severity of penalties for identity fraud can vary based on how many pieces of information were taken. It can range anywhere from state jail felony to a first-degree felony, and the penalties for the charge can be anywhere from 180 days to 99 years in prison.
According to Texas Penal Code Section 32.51, the types of charges are as follows:
- Fewer than 5 items of information: State jail felony
- Between 5 and 10 items: Felony in the 3rd degree
- 10 to 49 items: Felony in the 2nd degree
- 50 or more items: Felony in the 1st degree
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