Obtaining, purchasing, possessing, or use of 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:
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 require 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:
A Class C felony convictions are usually for periods of 3 to 15 year prison sentence
A Class D felony convictions are between two and 12 years in prison.
A Class A misdemeanor conviction is 11 months and 29 days in jail,
A Class C misdemeanor conviction can result in up to 30 days in jail.
Courts can also sentence someone convicted of identity theft to probation, and usually 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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