California Identity Theft Penal Code Section 530 PC
Identity theft, under Penal Code 530 PC usually occurs when: a defendant unlawfully gained unauthorized access to a computer’s information or someone else’s sensitive personal information and used that information for financial or personal gain. This can be achieved by creating a credit card or opening up an account under someone else’s identity in order to obtain money or items which they are not entitled to.
What Is Identity Theft?
As discussed above, identity theft under California Penal Code Section 530 occurs when a person unlawfully and intentionally acquires and retains possession of personal identifying information of another person. In other words, identity theft occurs when a person uses your personal identifying information without permission to commit fraud or other theft related crimes. Identity theft crimes can include obtaining a consumers:
- Credit card number
- Driver’s license number
- Social Security number
- Bank account information
Penalties for Felony Identity Theft in California
Felony identity theft charges in California carry punishment of 3 years in state prison, court order to pay compensatory damages to the victim(s) that suffered damages, other fines, parole, and/or probation. If you have been charged with an identity theft crime in Glendale or in Los Angeles County it is vital to seek help from Glendale identity theft attorney. Call now for a free consultation and case review at (310) 943-1171.
If you or someone you love has been accused of a identity theft in California, it is important to understand the penalties that accompany a identity theft conviction. We invite you to contact our Glendale criminal lawyers for a free consultation and case review. Call our office at (310) 943-1171, our attorneys speak English, French, Spanish, Russian, Armenian, and Italian.
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