A fake ID, or a fake driver’s license, is an identification card manufactured by an unauthorized source to resemble a state issued license. Fake licenses are used for a wide range of illicit purposes that require masking the individual’s identity. The use, possession, and manufacture of fake licenses, for any reason, is illegal and can lead to serious criminal penalties.
There are many reasons that someone would seek to obtain a fake ID, including:
There are a variety of offenses and classes of false identification charges that carry different criminal penalties at the state level. Generally, possession and use of a fake ID is classified as a misdemeanor meaning it carries a prison sentence of less than a year. Some common false ID offenses and penalties include:
If you have been accused or arrested for the possession or sale of false identification, the advice of a criminal attorney can be extremely helpful in resolving your legal matter. Because of the complex nature of this area of criminal law, it is important to speak with a criminal lawyer with experience in this area, and that can give you the counsel you need to best deal with your legal matter.
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