Identity Theft

Identity Theft in Texas

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Due to our dependence on technology in today’s society, identity theft has become more common than ever before. This type of white collar crime typically occurs when someone uses another person’s personal identification/information without their permission to obtain goods, services, or anything else of value. In Texas, being convicted of identity theft is associated with severe penalties.

If you have been arrested for identity theft, our El Paso criminal defense attorney has a proven track record of success to protect your rights, reputation and freedom. Attorney Ortiz possesses the in-depth knowledge of both state and federal laws and court proceedings in order to help you navigate through complexities of your case.

Identity Theft Penalties

Identity theft is considered a felony in Texas. The specific penalties depend on how many items were obtained, possessed or transferred by the defendant. In addition to lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines, the defendant may be liable to pay restitution to the victims.

The following are the penalties in relation to how many items were taken:

  • Less than five items – State jail felony
    • Jail sentence between 180 days and two years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Between five and nine items – Third-degree felony
    • Prison sentence between two and 10 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Between 10 and 49 items – Second-degree felony
    • Prison sentence between two and 20 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • 50 or more items – First-degree felony
    • Prison sentence between five and 99 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000

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At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we are capable of conducting our own investigation into your case, collect and analyze evidence gathered by police and ourselves, and develop an aggressive and customized defense strategy for you. Do not hesitate to obtain the legal representation you need to get your life back on track.

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