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Identity Theft

The use of someone else’s personal information can result in any number of charges relating to the theft of identification. This is a very serious crime that can result in state or federal charges—possibly even both.

As technology continues to advance and evolve, the different ways this crime can be committed also continue to grow. However, this has also led to more legal statutes or amendments that define illegal uses of identification and increase penalties for convictions.

Tallahassee Identity Theft Lawyer

If you have been charged with illegally using another person’s identity or personal information, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible. Pumphrey Law represents people all over Northern Florida who have been accused of white collar crime.

Our Leon County criminal defense attorneys serve clients in Tallahassee as well as such communities as Monticello in Jefferson County, Bristol in Liberty County, Saint Marks in Wakulla County, and Perry in Taylor County. We are dedicated to pursuing the most favorable outcome to every case we handle, and we can review your case when you call (850) 681-7777 today to schedule a free consultation.


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Leon County Identity Theft Information Center


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Florida Identity Theft Laws

In Chapter 817 of the Florida Statute dedicated to Fraudulent Practices, there are five different theft of identification offense listed under Criminal use of personal identification information in Florida Statute § 817.568:

Additional theft of identity crimes defined under separate sections of Chapter 817 in the Florida Statutes include:


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Penalties for Identity Theft in Leon County

While some of the offenses listed above carry mandatory minimum sentences, the maximum allowable punishments by offense are as follows:


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Federal Identity Theft Charges

Certain offenses can result in federal charges, and convictions for these offenses carry even harsher sentences that may include significant fines and possible prison sentences of up to 30 years. Some of the federal laws that have been passed in recent years include:


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Florida Identity Theft Defenses

Some of the defenses that can result in these charges being reduced or dismissed can include, but are not limited to:


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Find the Best Identity Theft Lawyer in Tallahassee

Pumphrey Law fights criminal charges for clients all over Leon County and surrounding areas such as Madison County, Bay County, and Okaloosa County. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are licensed to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

We help people throughout Tallahassee and nearby communities like Callaway, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Lynn Haven, Mary Esther, Niceville, Panama City, Parker, and Springfield. You can let our firm review your case and explore your legal options when you call (850) 681-7777 to take advantage of a free consultation.

553 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32308

850-681-7777 (phone)

850-681-7518 (fax)

888-384-3661 (toll free)

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Principal office located at: 553 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32308