Criminal Defense Practice Areas:
Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information
Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information, found in Section 32.51 of the Texas Penal Code, prohibits a person from obtaining, possessing, transferring, or using an item of identifying information of another person with the intent to harm or defraud another. At a time when credit cards, social security cards, drivers licenses and the like are used extensively for identification and online purchases, it is little wonder that this offense is being prosecuted more vigorously than in the past.
Typically the unjustified prosecution for this offense occurs when it is prosecuted based on possession alone and the element of the intent to harm is simply assumed. This is not always the case and has resulted in the prosecution of several innocent people. If you are charged with this offense, choose an attorney who has dealt with these types of cases in the past and understands the nuances of the law and can help you fashion your defense.
For a free, confidential consultation contact the Law Offices of Daniel & Hudson at 210-222-2297. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.