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Arizona legal code, ARS §13-2008, defines identity theft in the following way: any person who takes the identity or entity of another and knowingly attempts to buy, manufacture, take, record, possess, or use any of that person’s information without their express permission, in order to commit an unlawful action, obtain a job, or cause some kind of loss.


Identity theft is considered a class 4 felony in Arizona and a conviction could result in the following penalties:

  • Fines up to $150,000
  • Years in prison, depending on aggravating factors
  • Probationary period for 5-7 years
  • Required payment of financial restitution to the victim of theft


If you were charged with a serious white-collar crime such as identity theft, it is important to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Identity theft charges are taken very seriously and the prosecution will do whatever it takes to secure a conviction. At Sonoran Law Group, our Scottsdale identity theft defense lawyer has nearly 20 years of experience representing those accused of serious criminal matters. As a former prosecutor, our founder, Ryan Michael Garvey, has the knowledge necessary to challenge the approach of the opposition. We know that identity theft crimes carry serious penalties and our goal is to help you move forward with confidence. We aim to obtain a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Begin your case today when you call (480) 477-8040 for your free consultation.

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At Sonoran Law Group, we make it a point to remain available at all times, just in case you need us at a late hour or on the weekend. Identity theft is a serious charge and can often reach the federal level depending on the number of people involved and the information that was taken. We use an analytical approach to go through the details of your situation and build a strategy based on your individual needs. You can trust our team to give you the strongest possible counsel and help you move towards the favorable outcome you deserve.

Our East Valley team represents clients in Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Phoenix, Glendale, and all of Maricopa County. Don’t allow yourself to be vulnerable at such a difficult time. We have a track record of success in both negotiations and trial. We have handled thousands of criminal cases on both sides of the courtroom. You need a strong defense and we can provide it.

Contact Sonoran Law Group at 480.477.8040 today to get started in the East Valley.