Dealing in personal information which may be used to commit a criminal offence is treated seriously by the courts.
It is a form of fraud which can have a devastating impact on your life if you are not represented by the right criminal defence team.
Section 192J of the Crimes Act contains the offence of ‘dealing with identification information.’
It is similar to section 192K, which deals with the offence of ‘possess identification information,’ however it is more serious as it involves the manufacture, supply or use of identification equipment.
Identification information refers to information about a person (living or dead, real or fictitious) that can be used to identify that person.
Examples of ‘identification information’ includes a person’s name or address, their driver’s licence or licence number, passport or passport number, credit cards or credit card information and so on.
You may be charged with an offence under section 192J if it is alleged that you made, supplied or used identification equipment with the intention of committing or facilitating the commission of an indictable offence.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years imprisonment. While this is obviously a very heavy penalty, it is important to remember that it is the absolute maximum penalty that can be imposed.
It will therefore only apply in the most serious of cases.
Our expert defence team frequently defends clients in these types of fraud cases and can fight to protect your rights and interests so that you avoid these heavy penalties.
192J Dealing with identification information
A person who deals in identification information with the intention of committing, or of facilitating the commission of, an indictable offence is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
Being accused of a fraud offence such as ‘dealing in identification information’ can be a confronting and upsetting experience.
However, the experts at Sydney Criminal Lawyers will guide you through every step of the court process, from beginning to end.
We have extensive experience defending clients in all types of fraud matters, and our lawyers’ insight and expertise enables us to obtain outstanding results which are unparalleled by any other law firm – just take a look at our ‘recent cases.’
Unlike other law firms, we always seek to have matters resolved at an early stage so that our clients can move on with their lives as soon as possible without the financial burden and stress involved in fighting the matter in court.
We are able to achieve these types of results by taking the time in each case to carefully examine all the evidence in order to identify problems with the prosecution case and writing to the prosecution raising these issues.
However, where the prosecution refuses to drop the charges, you can rest assured that our senior lawyers will fight hard to defend your innocence in court by raising all favourable evidence and defences.
We guarantee representation in court by our experienced senior lawyers, who have built a reputation as expert advocates who possess an in-depth understanding of criminal and fraud law.
We can also assist where you simply wish to plead guilty by preparing effective sentencing submissions which focus on mitigating factors such as your good character.
Our lawyers are highly skilled at delivering sentencing submissions and pride themselves on their ability to achieve lenient outcomes in every case.
For expert advice on the best course of action in your ‘identification information’ matter, contact us today on (02) 9261 8881 and book your FREE first conference with our esteemed criminal lawyers.