Client Charged With Juvenile Felony Identity Theft Diversion Is Granted DEJ By Judge
Juvenile Felony Identity Theft Diversion
No Jail Time - Dismissed
My client was charged in a juvenile petition in San Mateo County with felony identity theft. She was accused of hacking into another minor's email account and obtaining that minor's social security number. With the other minor's social security number she was alleged to have attempted to obtain credit with the other minor's information. If my minor client was convicted of the felony identity theft charge she faced up to 3 years in therapeutic detention (i.e., Juvenile Hall). Following a contested Deferred Entry of Judgment (“DEJ”) hearing the judge agreed to grant to my client DEJ. This meant that my client would not have to serve anytime in Juvenile Hall. Additionally, this meant that if my client was successful in avoiding any juvenile or criminal convictions for 18 months that she would have her felony petition dismissed completely.