If you’re charged with identity theft, you’re facing some serious penalties. The law officially calls it identity fraud, and it involves using someone else’s personal identifying information to obtain money, goods, services, or any other thing of value or benefit.
What is Personal Identifying Information?
Under Wisconsin law, personal identifying information includes someone’s:
- Telephone number
- Driver’s license number
- Social Security number
- Employer or place of employment information
- ID number assigned to someone by his or her employer
- Maiden name of someone’s mother
- Identifying number of a deposit account
- A code or account number
- Electronic serial number, mobile identification number, personal identification number, or other telecommunications service, equipment or instrument identifier
- Any other means of account access
- Biometric data, such as fingerprints, voice prints, retina or iris image, or another unique physical representation
- Any other information or data that’s unique to one individual that is intended to be used to access services, funds, or benefits to which the person is entitled
As you can see, the definition of personal identifying information covers a lot – and that means there are several ways you can be charged with an identity theft crime.
Why You Need an Identity Theft Lawyer
If you’re like most people charged with this type of crime, it’s a good idea to get in touch with an identity theft lawyer in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The consequences can be severe – a conviction is a Class H felony, and the penalty is up to 6 years of imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About Identity Theft?
If you’ve been accused of identity theft or identity fraud, whether the allegations are true or false, we may be able to help you.
Call our experienced team of identity theft lawyers at 414-383-6700 today. If it’s easier, get in touch with us online for your free identity theft case review. You’ll be able to talk to an attorney who can answer your questions and give you case-specific legal advice you can use, so don’t wait – call us now.