New York City Identity Theft Defense Attorney
Identity theft is a crime in which someone steals a victim's personal information to obtain money, goods, property, or services or improperly uses a victim's credit/debit card or account number. Personal information can include the victim's name, address, social security number, date of birth, telephone number, bank account number, mother's maiden name, passwords, or other sensitive information.
New York Law: Article 190 concerning frauds covers most identity theft cases and provides penalties of incarceration (up to 1 year for misdemeanors, and state prison for felonies), probation, fines, and restitution. Identity Theft Defense Lawyer Lance L. Fletcher will scrutinize the state's evidence against you. Loose personal agreements, misunderstandings, and miscommunications are often to blame for being falsely accused of stealing someone's identity.
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Common New York City Identity Theft Charges
P.L. 190.78 – Identity Theft in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor)
P.L. 190.79 – Identity Theft in the Second Degree (Felony)
P.L. 190.80 – Identity Theft in the First Degree (Felony)
P.L. 190.81 – Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor)