Oklahoma Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft occurs when someone uses the identifying information of another person—such as date of birth, social security number or address—to benefit financially.
Possible Defenses to an Identity Theft Charge
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be a viable defense strategy, similar to those listed below. During your free consultation, we will explore if any of these defenses may work for you:
- Mistaken Identity: In the digital age, it is very common for identity theft to take place over the Internet. This can sometimes lead to false identifications. If you were charged with identity theft and had nothing to do with it, your attorney can seek to prove your physical or digital alibi during the time of the crime.
- Lack of Intent: For you to be convicted of committing fraud, you must have had the knowledge that you were doing so. If there is no evidence proving that you committed fraud intentionally, then your case could possibly be dismissed with the help of an experienced attorney.
- Consent: If the victim consented to you using their identity, then you might be able to use this defense in your case. Even if ill advised, with the consent of the other party, the use of his or her identity is not illegal.
- Insufficient Evidence: Occasionally, your attorney will not focus on proving your innocence in the crime, but will instead focus on the prosecutor’s insufficient evidence of you committing the crime in the first place.
Potential Consequences for an Identity Theft Conviction
Under Oklahoma law, identity theft is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison, $10,000 in fines, or both.
How We Can Help
If you have been charged with identity theft, it’s important to contact our experienced attorneys right away. The team at the Hunsucker Legal Group can help you throughout the legal process and decide which defense is the best one for your case. We have handled cases like yours and will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.