Fort Worth Identity Theft Attorney
Texas Identity Theft Laws
It is illegal to take and use another person’s private information for personal gain. As a federal crime that is often charged as a felony, these allegations are serious and require help from an experienced legal professional who can help. In Texas, identity theft is the criminal offense of gaining, possessing, or using someone else's identity with the intention of defrauding or harming. With decades of experience protecting our clients’ rights, our Fort Worth identity theft attorneys at Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law know how to help you protect your future.
Penalty for Identity Theft in Texas
In Texas, the severity of your criminal charge will be determined by the number of items that were obtained through theft. If fewer than five items, you only face a state jail felony with a sentence of no more than two years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.
For cases where more than five items were taken, the consequences include:
- 5-9 items: Third-degree felony with prison sentences of up to 10 years and fines of up to $10,000
- 10-49 items: Second-degree felony with prison sentences of up to 20 years and fines of up to $10,000
- 50 or more items: First-degree felony with prison sentences of up to 99 years and fines of up to $10,000
Experienced Cyber Crime Legal Counsel
With more than 40 combined years of legal experience, our team at Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law has handled thousands of defense cases involving federal crimes. We are not intimidated by the tactics used by your prosecutors, and we can help you tell your side of the story in pursuit of the best possible outcome for your case. The sooner you call our firm, the more time we will have to gather the facts and evidence necessary to build your defense.
Schedule your free consultation now. Call (817) 402-2188 to get started with our Fort Worth identity theft lawyer today!