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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone’s information, such as name, address, identification, or Social Security number, is taken and used by another person. In Texas, there is a criminal charge for taking someone’s identification number, and it’s called “tampering with identification numbers.”

Why Is Tampering with an Identification Number a Crime?

Tampering with the number is a crime because it’s a type of criminal mischief. Criminal mischief involves intentionally damaging property that belongs to another person, including acts like:

How Is Tampering with a Person’s Identification Number’s defined in Texas? 

A person is charged with tampering when the defendant: 

Is there any Affirmative Defense to Tampering with an Identification Number?

Yes. The defendant can claim an affirmative defense to this criminal if they: 

What Is the Punishment for Tampering with Identification Numbers in Texas?

Tampering with identification numbers in Texas is a class A misdemeanor. A convicted defendant can face up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. 

Should I Contact a Lawyer about Fighting My Tampering with Identification Numbers Charge?

Yes. It’s vital to contact an criminal lawyer regarding this theft charge.

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Last Modified: 08-11-2016 02:48 PM PDT

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