Identity Theft Penalties Depend on the Actions of the Defendant
What is Identity Theft?
According to NRS 205.463 it is a crime to use someone else’s personal identifying information with the intent to fraudulently obtain credit, personal data, property, or services. This law covers computer and internet technology. It also makes it a crime to aid or abet another person in securing someone else’s personal identifying information. Personal identifying information can include a person’s:
- Current name, former name or mother’s maiden name
- Driver’s license or passport number
- Federally issued identification numbers, such as social security number, Medicaid account number or SNAP number
- Bank or credit card number and personal identification number (PIN)
- Date of birth
- Biometric information
- Electronic signature
- Phone number
- Email or passwords
- Professional license number
- Utility account numbers
Other forms of identity theft are using or owning a fake ID or impersonating someone else in order to get married, transact real estate, confess to a criminal offense or act as bail or surety in any legal proceeding.
Identity Theft Penalties in Nevada
Identity Theft Misdemeanors
Possession of a Fake ID: If a person is caught in possession of a fake ID to drink gamble, or buy cigarettes, then they can face up to six months in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines plus restitution (if any).
Selling or Giving Away a Fake ID: If a person is caught selling or giving away a fake ID to drink, gamble, or buy cigarettes, then they can face up to 364 days in jail and/or up to $2,000 in fines.
<h3>Identify Theft Category E felony
Possessing False Identification (but no to for the sole purpose of establishing false proof of age): If caught, a person faces 1-4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines plus restitution (if any).
Identify Theft Category C Felonies
A person can face 1-5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines plus restitution (if any) if they are caught:
- Selling or transferring a Fake ID
- Possessing a Fake ID to commit other crimes
Identify Theft Category B Felonies
A person can face 1-20 years in prison and fines up to $100,000 in fines plus restitution (if any) if they are caught:
- Selling or transferring the personal identifying information of an older person,, a vulnerable person, or five or more people
- Causing another person to suffer a financial loss or injury of $3,000 or more as a result of the violation..
Jesse Kalter Can Assist If You are Facing Identity Theft Charges in Nevada
Identity theft is a serious charge in the state of Nevada. Judges impose the harshest penalties to deter repeat offenses. Defending against identity theft charges requires the expertise of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Jesse Kalter has won numerous not-guilty verdicts and had other cases completely dismissed. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.
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