What Are the Penalties of Identity Theft in SC?

December 12, 2023 | Alex Reid
What Are the Penalties of Identity Theft in SC?


Identity theft occurs when a person or group of people commits fraud or theft by using the personal information of another person without their consent. Commonly, identity theft occurs when a person steals another's credit card, debit card, or checks. However, a person can commit identity theft using another person's name, social security number, driver's license number, credit card numbers, or other personal information. Identity theft is a serious offense that can have lasting effects on the victim and their credit rating. At Fedalei & Reid Law, LLC, our Greenville identity theft defense lawyers can help you fight your charges and protect your rights.

Call our firm today at (864) 668-1661 to schedule a case review.


In Greenville, South Carolina, the penalties for being convicted of identity theft can be severe. The state's laws categorize identity theft as a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, depending on the number of victims and the monetary value of the theft.

Furthermore, a convicted individual may be required to pay restitution to the victims. Not only does this involve the actual value of the money or property stolen, but it may also include any additional costs that the victim may have sustained as a result of the theft, such as legal fees or credit repair services. Lastly, the conviction could lead to a permanent criminal record, which can have long-lasting effects such as hindering future employment opportunities.


In such a critical situation, a skilled Greenville identity theft defense attorney, like ours at Fedalei & Reid Law, LLC can provide crucial support.

Our legal team can provide:

  • Case Evaluation: We begin by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of your case, meticulously scrutinizing the specific details and circumstances surrounding the charges.
  • Defense Strategy: Based on our analysis, we develop a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique situation, aiming to challenge the prosecution's evidence and aggressively defend your rights and interests.
  • Negotiation Skills: Our team has formidable negotiation skills, which may lead to reduced charges, lesser penalties, or even a dismissal of cases in certain circumstances.
  • Court Representation: We provide unwavering representation in court, presenting a strong defense narrative and challenging evidence the prosecution presents.
  • Guidance and Support: On top of our legal services, we believe in offering compassionate, one-on-one support to our clients, helping you navigate the complex legal landscape with confidence and dignity.

Engaging professional legal support early on can dramatically change the course of your case, and our team is available to provide a thorough initial consultation.

Call us at (864) 668-1661 to schedule your consultation today!

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Alex Reid

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Alex Reid has been practicing law in South Carolina since 2019. During his tenure as Assistant Public Defender he has represented clients on a multitude of criminal defense cases, from the smallest drug possession to the most serious violent crimes. Alex became a lawyer for one simple reason, to help people and fight unyieldingly for their rights.

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