Understanding identity theft and forgery charges
Again, any action that involves assuming someone else's identity, no matter how benign the purpose, can be charged as felony identity theft. Some common examples of identity theft include:
- Obtaining money or valuables through forgery
- Stealing personal information or credit card information
- Using a fake ID to gain admission to a bar or club
Many people don't realize that identity theft is actually a common juvenile offense. Merely possessing a fake ID can expose a minor to identity theft and forgery charges. In addition to the other legal penalties that come with these charges, a minor who is convicted of identity theft or forgery may have his or her driving privileges suspended until the age of 21.
We see these cases all the time in Mesa, often involving students at Arizona State, Mesa Community College, Scottsdale Community College and other schools in this area. Kids naively get themselves into trouble on a nightly basis.
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If you or your child is facing forgery or identity theft charges, you need to take immediate action. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start our investigation and build your defense. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.