What is Identity Theft?
In the state of Washington, according to RCW 9.35.020, a person commits an identity felony when he or she knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, or transfers “a means of identification or financial information of another person, living, or dead, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any crime.“
Washington State laws charge identity theft crimes as a felony, with sentences of up to ten years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 for the most serious offenses. Each identity theft crime that is prosecuted is punished separately.
Legal Representation in Washington State
Credit card theft and identity fraud are serious crimes in the state of Washington. If you or someone you know has been charged with credit card fraud or identity theft in Tacoma, Federal Way, Olympia, Seattle, or another city in Washington State, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. The defendant will need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney like Stephen G. Johnson to effectively defend him or her. Credit card theft and identity fraud charges are serious and should not be taken lightly. Legal counsel will provide the best defense if you are charged with a credit card crime or identity fraud.
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