California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) (2017)
2043. Knowing Sale, Transfer, or Conveyance of Personal Identifying Information to Facilitate Its Unauthorized Use (Pen. Code, § 530.5(d)(2))Download PDF
2043.Knowing Sale, Transfer, or Conveyance of Personal
Identifying Information to Facilitate Its Unauthorized Use (Pen.
Code, § 530.5(d)(2))
The defendant is charged [in Count ] with the knowing (sale/ [or]
transfer [or] conveyance) of personal identifying information [in
violation of Penal Code section 530.5(d)(2)].
To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must
1. The defendant (sold/ [or] transferred/ [or] conveyed) the
personal identifying information of (a speciﬁc person/
<insert name of victim>);
2. When the defendant did so, (he/she) knew that the personal
identifying information would be used to obtain or attempt to
obtain (credit/ [or] goods/ [or] services/ [or] real property/ [or]
medical information) [[or] <insert other unlawful
purpose>] without the consent of that speciﬁc person.
Personal identifying information means <insert relevant
items from Pen. Code, § 530.55(b)> or an equivalent form of
[As used here, person means a human being, whether living or dead, or
a ﬁrm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, company,
corporation, limited liability company, public entity or any other legal
New August 2009; Revised April 2010
The court has a sua sponte duty to give this instruction deﬁning the elements of
Give the bracketed sentence that begins with “As used here” if the evidence shows
an intent to defraud an entity or association rather than a natural person. (Pen.
Code, § 8.)
In the deﬁnition of personal identifying information, give the relevant items based
on the evidence presented.
The deﬁnition of unlawful purpose is not limited to acquiring information for
ﬁnancial motives, and may include any unlawful purpose for which the defendant
may have acquired the personal identifying information, such as using the
information to facilitate violation of a restraining order. (See, e.g., People v.
Tillotson (2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 517, 533 [69 Cal.Rptr.3d 42].)
• Elements. Pen. Code, § 530.5(d)(2).
•Personal Identifying Information Deﬁned. Pen. Code, § 530.55(b).
• Person Deﬁned. Pen. Code, § 530.55(a).
2 Witkin & Epstein, California Criminal Law (2008 Supp.) Crimes Against
Property, § 209A.
6 Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 143,
Crimes Against Property, § 143.01 (Matthew Bender).
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