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    In a two page essay, please discuss the following: Assume a person accidentally picks up a credit card that is not theirs and uses the card in several instances.

    Can the person be charged with multiple violations of a state statute that makes it a crime to "knowingly obtain, possess, use, or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another?" Why or why not?

    See State vs. Leyda, 138 P.3d 610 (Wash. 2006).

    2 references please

    Thank you

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    http://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-supreme-court/1220663.html

    http://www.leagle.com/decision/200449194P3d397_1477/STATE%20v.%20LEYDA

    Can the person be charged with multiple violations of a state statute that makes it a crime to "knowingly obtain, possess, use, or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another?" Why or why not?
    See State vs. Leyda, 138 P.3d 610 (Wash. 2006).

    A person cannot be charged with multiple violations of a state statute because this is not what the legislature intended when creating the law. This was the ruling in the case provided by (you), and the impetus for this ruling was predicated upon the unit of prosecution that must be used when prosecuting a case wherein there is a multiple violations of a state statute, ...

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