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What are the Consequences of Identity Theft in New Jersey?

If you were charged with identity theft in New Jersey, you will need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. Contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can best help you.

What is identity theft in New Jersey?

There are several actions that constitute identity theft in New Jersey. Some of the most common examples of identity theft include the following:

  • Impersonating or falsely assuming the identity of an individual in order to enrich yourself or defraud someone else.
  • Pretending to represent a person or organization for your benefit or to defraud someone.
  • Obtaining a person’s identifying information so you can assume that identity to:
    • Attain some benefit or service
    • Avoid payment of a debt or other legal obligation
    • Avoid prosecution for a crime by using the victim’s identity.

If you were charged with identity theft in the state of New Jersey, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm to retain the services of an experienced legal team. Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you and your future.

What are the penalties of identity theft in New Jersey?

Identity theft has been at an all-time high as technological advancements have occurred. As a result, New Jersey has become stricter with its identity theft laws in recent years. If you were charged with identity theft, the penalties will vary depending on what you have done. For example:

  • If you have stolen less than $500, there is only one victim, and it is the offender’s first offense, this is a fourth-degree crime. This can end in up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • If the amount that was stolen is between $500 and $750,000, or there are two to four victims involved, this is a third-degree crime, potentially resulting in three to five years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.
  • If more than $75,000 are stolen or there are five or more victims, this level of theft is considered a second-degree crime, leading to five to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

No matter how serious, if you have been charged with identity theft, you will need a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. Contact our firm today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.


Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.

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