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Identity theft laws in Texas

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Identity theft laws in Texas explain the penalties and the punishments following a criminal offence, where the identity of a person is stolen to defraud or impersonate another individual.

The identity theft laws are placed under the penal code, title 7, chapter 32 and section 32.51.

  • Identity theft is a felony, and the severity of the crime determines the penalties.
  • In general, the penalties include imprisonment in a state or country jail for a few months to years and a fine of up to $10,000 depending upon the severity of the crime.
  • The court offers the convicted to make restitution to the victim to pay for the expenses like the attorney fees and other financial losses resulted due to identity theft.

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