Dallas Online Impersonation Attorney

In 2009, Texas passed a law prohibiting the online impersonation of another.  If you impersonate someone else online, without their consent, and have the intent to harm, defraud, or threaten another person, you may be guilty of a crime.  In this regard, prohibited conduct includes creating websites or posting on social media, in which case you can be found guilty of a third degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in state prison, and a find of up to $10,000.  If the online impersonation involves sending email while posing as someone other than yourself, it’s considered a Class A misdemeanor, with a penalty range that includes up to 1 year in the county jail, and up to a $4000 fine.

If you’ve been arrested or charged with online impersonation, you need serious legal help.  Call the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  (214) 494-8990.  Free consultation.  Or contact one of our attorneys directly, using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form in the left margin of this web page.  Each of our lawyers has over 15 years in the practice of criminal defense law.  We want to help you!  Se habla español.