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Identity Theft

Minnesota Identity Theft Attorney

Minn.Stat§609.527 defines identity theft as the act of using someone’s personal information with the intent to steal their identity. This offense has become much more prevalent with the advent of the internet. Over the past few years, a large number of corporations have been hacked, and customer data has been compromised, which often leads to identify theft.  Because of the seriousness of the offense, identity theft is aggressively prosecuted.  Consequently, you need an experienced  Minnesota defense lawyer advocating on your behalf.

Criminal Defense Against Identity Theft Allegations

The penalties for identity theft are based on the level of the offense, which range from a Misdemeanor to a Felony. The level of offense depends on the value of the loss suffered as a result of the theft:

  •  Less than $500.  This is a Misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
  • $500 but less than $1,000.  This is a Gross Misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of  1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
  • $1,000 but less than $5,000.  This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of  5 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.  $5,000
  • More than $5,000.  This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of  10 years in prison or a $20,000 fine.
  • More than $35,000.  This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Protecting Your Rights

When accused of identity theft, you need an experienced defense lawyer to protect your rights and formulate a strategic defense.  Carson J. Heefner has the experience you need.

Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today

Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years representing individuals who have been charged with various theft related offenses.  If you or someone you know has been accused of identity theft, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 or for a a free consultation.