The Davis Law Group, P.C. represent clients charged with identity theft in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Identity theft is charged under 720 ILCS 5/16G-15 of the Illinois Criminal Code. Identity theft is most commonly charged when one knowingly uses any personal identifying information or documentation of another for personal gain. Another instance of identity theft is the production of false identification or documentation with the knowledge that the person will use it to commit a felony.
A first conviction of identity theft of credit, money, goods, services, or other property not exceeding $300 in value is a Class 4 felony. Identity theft of credit, money, goods, services, or other property between $300 and $2000 in value is a Class 3 felony. Identity theft of credit, money, goods, services, or other property between $2000 and $10,000 in value is a Class 2 felony. The class of felony may be further enhanced for a wide variety of factors including the value of the property and the defendant’s criminal history.
Aggravated identity theft may be charged against a defendant for a variety of reasons including instances when the identity theft was against a person 60 years of age or older or a disabled person. Aggravated identity theft is a minimum Class 3 felony.
Contact the criminal defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. if you have been charged with identity theft in the Chicagoland area.