Georgia Identity Theft Laws
|Code Section||Ga. Code Ann. §§16-9-120 (1998) et seq.|
|Classification of Crime/Penalties||Identity theft is a criminal offense; not less than 1 nor more than 10 years imprisonment or a fine not to exceed $100,000, or both; restitution to any victims may be ordered|
|Who May Prosecute||Attorney General or district attorney in county where crime committed|
|Exemptions to Identity Theft Laws||Criminal statute does not apply to those who lawfully obtain credit information for a bona fide commercial transaction or who exercise rights of a creditor in good faith|
|Civil Lawsuit Allowed?||-|
|Civil Remedies Available||-|
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