Identity theft has severe penalties, which is why you will need to retain the services of an experienced New York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case. Our firm is dedicated to fighting on behalf of you and your future.
What is identity theft in New York?
The state of New York identifies identity theft as an individual “knowingly and with intent to defraud” assuming another individual’s identity and with that identity, obtaining goods, money, property, or services, using a credit or causing financiers loss, or committing a class A misdemeanor or higher level crime.
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What are the penalties for identity theft?
New York takes identity theft charges very seriously, which is why if you are charged, no matter what degree, you will need a dedicated and experienced New York criminal defense attorney at your side. The following are penalties for third, second, and first-degree identity theft in New York. The consequences will vary depending on the degree you are convicted of:
- Third Degree Identity Theft is considered a Class A misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to 1 year in prison. Consequences will also include a fine of up to $1,000 or up to double the value of the property subject to the crime.
- Second Degree Identity Theft is considered a Class E felony. This is punishable by up to 4 years in prison. Penalties will include a fine of up to $5,000 or up to double the value of the defendant’s gain from the crime.
- First Degree Identity Theft / Aggravated Identity Theft are Class D felonies. These are punishable by up to 7 years in prison. Consequences will include a fine of up to $5,000 or up to double the value of the defendant’s gain from the crime.
What should I do if I am accused of identity theft?
If you have been accused, it is in your best interest to reach out to our experienced criminal defense firm to retain the services of one of our skilled attorneys. An attorney from the Law Office of Carl Spector will be able to use past knowledge and experience with this crime and apply it to the specifics of your case. Our legal team is prepared to explore all options of defense on your behalf. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today.
Contact our experienced Rockland County firm
Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.