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Identity Theft Charges in Colorado | Criminal Defense

identity-theft-charges-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgIdentity theft charges in Colorado typically involve using another's personal information to make some type of payment. Making use of someone's financial information to obtain anything of value can lead to significant criminal charges in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. Sometimes this crime is committed using a person's check or credit card to purchase a flight, hotel stay, or electronic devices. Allegations of identity theft in Colorado are serious and require consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Colorado Identity Theft Law

Colorado's identity theft law prohibits the use of certain information to obtain something of value. C.R.S. 18-5-902 addresses these violations and their penalties. You commit identity theft in Colorado if you:

  • knowingly use or possess,
  • the personal or financial identifying information of another,
  • without permission or lawful authority,
  • to obtain cash, credit, property, or services,
  • to apply for or complete an application for a financial device or line of credit,
  • or to obtain government-issued documents

Specific identifying information that applies to identity theft includes items like DOB, social security number, passwords, driver's license, passport, and employment IDs. Additionally, having / using another's credit card, debit card, checking account, or savings account applies as well.

Is ID Theft a Felony in Colorado?

Each identity theft case is different. As a result, ramifications are different as well. ID theft is a class 4 felony in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction. Conviction can result in:

  • 2 - 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections,
  • fines $2,000 - $500,000

However, with a prior conviction of any offense closely related to identity theft, the prison sentence can grow substantially. A felony on your record adds other significant hurdles including issues with employment, professional licenses, obtaining loans, and renting or buying a residence.

Colorado Identity Theft Defense Attorney

Identity theft is a particularly complex offense. Therefore, hiring experienced representation is critical. Our strategic criminal lawyers have decades of experience successfully representing clients facing serious felony charges throughout Colorado. Perhaps you used another's personal information with their permission or there was no intent to defraud. Nonetheless, contact our office for an important free consultation. We will carefully analyze your unique case and recommend next steps in your defense. We offer same-day jail visits, affordable fees, and flexible payment plans for people facing identity theft allegations.

If you or someone you know has been charged with identity theft in Colorado, be smart. Contact the determined criminal lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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