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Arizona Identity Theft Laws

Identity theft is a crime that involves the use (or theft) of another's personally identifiable information, such as Social Security number and birth date, to open credit accounts and other nefarious acts. Under Arizona's identity theft laws a first offense is charged as a Class 4 felony. The state also allows victims to seek damages in civil court.

The details of Arizona's identity theft laws are listed below. See FindLaw's Identity Theft section for tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and how to recover from the crime.

Code Section Ariz. Rev. Stat. §13-2008 (2001)
Classification of Crime/Penalties Automatic class 4 felony
Who May Prosecute Any prosecuting authority
Exemptions to Identity Theft Laws -
Civil Lawsuit Allowed? -
Civil Remedies Available -
Misc. -

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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