Identity theft is becoming an increasing focus for law enforcement officials, and a range of various offenses can result in identity theft charges being filed against a person.
In fact, these charges may be filed when a person is accused of:
- Attempting to obtain or obtaining anything of value using someone else’s personal information
- Fraudulently obtaining or applying for identification, credit cards or other devices in someone else’s name
- Using someone else’s personal information to obtain a government ID.
In general, identity theft charges are filed as Class 4 felony charges in Colorado. According to Colorado statute if people are ultimately convicted of identity theft, they can face:
- Up to 6 years in prison
- Fines that range from $2,000 to as much as $500,000
- Additional penalties such as community service, a permanent criminal record, loss of a professional license and irreparable damage to one’s reputation and future.
Given the severity of the potential impacts of these charges, it’s critical that people accused trust their defense to the experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm.
Since 2003, we have been providing our clients with superior criminal defense representation and helping the accused obtain the best possible outcomes to their criminal cases.
Other Identity Theft-Related Offenses
In addition to identity theft charges, other charges that may be filed against a person who is alleged to have illegally possessed or used someone’s personal identifying information can include:
- Criminal impersonation charges, which are typically filed when a person allegedly uses a fake identity to post bail for someone else, marry someone else, publish certain types of legal documents, etc. These charges can be filed as Class 6 felonies.
- Charges of criminal possession of a financial device, which are usually filed when someone allegedly has another individual’s credit or debt card (or bank account number) and knows (or should reasonably know) that the card or number has been stolen. In the most serious cases, Class 5 felony charges can be filed.
- Charges of criminal possession of identification documents, which are typically filed when someone has another person’s stolen (or lost) driver’s license, Social Security card, passport or other type of identification document. When the accused individual allegedly possesses two or more of these types of documents, Class 6 felony charges can be filed.
- Charges of possession of identity theft-related tools, which may be filed when someone allegedly has specialized tools (like certain types of digital equipment or printers) that are commonly used to commit identity theft-related crimes. Generally, these charges are filed as Class 5 felonies.
Ready To Defend Against Identity Theft Charges
The Colorado Springs identity theft defense attorneys at The Kohn Law Firm are ready to aggressively defend your rights and help you bring your case to a the best resolution possible.
At The Kohn Law Firm, we have been dedicated to providing each of our clients with exceptional criminal representation, ethical treatment and aggressive representation since 2003.
When you want to trust that your case is in the hands of an attorney who will help you protect your freedom and future, don’t hesitate to contact the Colorado Springs identity theft defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm
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