Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Identity Theft Charge?
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Defintion of Identity Theft:
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-49-1-3 defines Identity Theft as when someone deliberately owns, reproduces or transfers the identifying information of another, without his/her consent, and/or with the intention to commit fraud, or another illegal activity. It also involves buying and selling personal identifying information.
This definition is a simple version of identity theft, as it can be spread into more complex terms. Common examples include using someone’s social security number or driver’s license to defraud or commit an unlawful activity.
The code further exempts minors under 21 who have falsified identification to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Other definitions that fall under this legal bracket include:
Identification Document – a card or document that was printed and sealed by the United States Government, a political office, or some other authoritative agency.
Other means of identification include, but aren’t limited to:
- An alien registration number
- A government passport number
- A tax ID number
- Bank account numbers, or other forms of financial information
- Fingerprints, voice prints, retina images, or other forms of biometric data
The good news:
The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso will help to identify the best legal arguments to win your Identity Theft case.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Identity Theft Charges?
Penalties for Identity Theft are dependent on whether it’s the first, second or third offense.
First Time Identity Theft Penalties– are penalized with:
- Up to $5,000 in fines and/or
- Up to 3 years in prison
Second Time Identity Theft Penalties– are penalized with:
- Up to $10,000 in fines and/or
- Up to 5 years in prison
Third Time Identity Theft Penalties– are penalized with:
- Up to $15,000 in fines and/or
- Up to 10 years in prison, but no less than 5
Contact an Aggressive Identity Theft Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
Attorney John R. Grasso doesn’t impersonate cookie-cutter defenses. Each case is given an individual approach, to spot the best argument possible.
As common as identity theft cases are, there are also very reasonable explanations – some of which include misidentification, false accusations, or lack of intent to commit fraud and/an illegal activity.
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