The Experienced Legal Counsel You Need When Facing Chicago Area Identity Theft Charges
The Chicago-based legal team at Shifrin Law Group, is committed to protecting your best interests and your future. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we have both the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through the legal process with the client-centered, results-driven representation you deserve.
What The Law Says About Identity Theft
Identity theft crimes have increased in Illinois as our personal information has become more readily available with evolving technology. Identity theft is typically charged when a person knowingly uses personal identifying information or documentation of someone else to obtain credit, money, services or other property. Commonly, identity theft involves theft of a person’s tax information, social security number, credit card number or bank information.
Identity theft crimes are all felony offenses, ranging from a Class 4 felony to a Class X felony. The felony class depends mainly on the value of the property that was involved.
- Class 4: Identity theft of less than $300
- Class 3: Identity theft of $300-$2,000
- Class 2: Identity theft of $2,000-$10,000
- Class 1: Identity theft of $10,000-$100,000
- Class X: Identity theft of greater than $100,000
The penalties for each identity theft crime vary depending on seriousness but can result in up to 30 years in prison and fines as high as $25,000. We represent the interests of clients who have been charged with many types of theft, including both misdemeanor crimes and felony charges.
Get The Experienced Representation You Need
If you have been charged with identity theft, it is essential that you speak with a criminal defense attorney who understands the law. Let our team help you navigate the complicated system. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language. Call for a free consultation or to arrange representation: 312-766-4223. You can also reach the team via this online request form.