Obtaining, purchasing, possessing, or using another person’s personal identifying information (PII) with the intent to commit an unlawful act constitutes the crime of identity theft. In some cases, simply possessing someone’s PII, without their permission or without a legitimate reason, can be construed as identity theft.
Some forms of PII or personal information include:
The most common charges of identity theft include:
Identity Theft Penalties
Being convicted of one or more identity theft-related crimes in Tennessee can lead to substantial prison time and monetary fines. Of course, the specific penalty a court imposes will differ depending on the circumstances of each case, and often requires well-planned legal defense strategies and negotiations.
Depending on the outcome of the court proceedings, some of the usual prison sentence terms are as follows:
Courts can also sentence someone convicted of identity theft to probation, and that can include additional conditions, including substantial fines, restitution to victims, random drug tests, and probation officer supervision.
Defending and negotiating penalties for identity theft require an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. If charged with identity theft, you will want to obtain a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Sherwood Boutique Litigation at (615) 873-5670 for a free and confidential consultation.
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