Penalties For Trafficking In Personal Identifying Information Of Another (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.3)
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.3, Trafficking in Personal Identifying Information of Another, it is a crime of the fourth degree to possess, distribute, or manufacture items containing personal identifying information about another, without that person’s authorization, and with knowledge that you are engaging in fraud or your conduct will cause harm to another.
A conviction at this level can result in an 18 month prison sentence and a fine of $10,000.
When the above conduct scales up to include 20 or more items containing personal information about another, or five or more items containing personal information pertaining to five or more persons, the charge becomes a third degree matter, with a three to five year sentence and a fine of up to $15,000.
When there are 50 or more items, or ten or more items pertaining to five or more persons, you’ll be charged at the second degree level, and risk five to ten years in prison, and a $150,000 fine, if convicted.
Penalties at this level can and do ruin lives. If you’ve been charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.3, you have to fight back with an attorney who knows how to protect you.
If you or a family member need help with Trafficking In Personal Identifying Information Of Another charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.