Illinois Identity Theft

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Along with the advancement of technology in the 21st century, identity theft has escalated and evolved into crimes beside theft of a person’s credit or debit card number to make illegitimate purchases. From illegally using another individual’s personal identity to portray himself/herself as that person to obtaining, possessing, recording, selling, transferring, purchasing or manufacturing any personal identification information or document with intent to commit a felony, these type of charges are associated with severe penalties.

If you are under investigation or if you have been arrested for identity theft, our Rolling Meadows criminal defense attorney at Ahmad Law Firm can provide you with the aggressive and personalized defense to fight these charges for you. As a former prosecutor, he can use his extensive understanding of the Illinois legal system to your advantage.

Penalties for Identity Theft

According to Illinois law, identity theft-related charges are all considered felonies. The penalties become more severe as the value of the stolen credit, money, property, goods or services increases. Other determining factors include the identity of person you stole from and your criminal history.

The following are the penalties associated by the stolen value due to identity theft:

  • No more than $300 in value – Class 4 felony
    • Prison sentence between one to three years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $300 and $2,000 – Class 3 felony
    • Prison sentence between two to five years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $2,000 and $10,000 – Class 2 felony
    • Prison sentence between three to seven years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,000 and $100,000 – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence between four to 15 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Exceeding $100,000 – Class X felony
    • Prison sentence between six to 30 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000

Let Us Fight For You

Our Rolling Meadows criminal defense attorneys can conduct their own thorough investigation into your case, gather the necessary evidence and witness testimony to build a solid, effective defense against the charges you are facing. We have been protecting the rights and reputations of our clients in Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Norridge, Schaumburg and throughout Chicago.

For more information about how Ahmad Law Firm can help you, or to schedule a free initial consultation from an experienced defense lawyer, contact us today.