Is it a Felony to Have a Fake ID? 

 May 21, 2015

By  LMW Attorneys

The proliferation of fake IDs is no new trend. This is especially true for underage college students who frequently used fake IDs to illegally purchase alcohol. However, the use of fake IDs does not stop there. Minors frequently use fake identification to purchase cigarettes or gain access into 18 and older clubs and some individuals even use false identification to acquire driver’s licenses. In any situation, possessing a fake ID is no small matter. In fact in some states, possessing a fake ID is a felony. Before you consider using a fake ID, learn everything you need to know, here:

What Are the Potential Consequences of Possessing a Fake ID?

Although the use of fake IDs amongst college students is high, it is not something to be taken lightly. Ultimately, possessing a fake ID is a crime. Below are just a few of the potential consequences an individual may face if he or she is charged with the possession of a fake ID.

Felony Charges: In certain states, possessing a fake ID or partaking in acts related to the usage of a fake ID can result in a felony charge. Florida is just one state where the unauthorized possession of a fake ID can result in a third degree felony charge.

Fraudulent Charges: Using a fake ID is obviously illegal, but the act can also result in being charged with fraud.

License Revocation: In the state of Florida, anyone who uses a fake license or provides false information when he or she is applying for a driver’s license can face license revocation.

Criminal Record: Individuals who are 18 years of age or older and are convicted of a crime relating to a fake ID will have a criminal record. Having a criminal record can seriously hinder your life in a myriad of ways. From getting into school, applying for jobs, or renting a home, a criminal record makes these processes that much more difficult.

Get the Legal Guidance You Need

If you have been arrested for using a fake ID, it is important you have an experienced attorney on your side. At Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, our team of legal professionals has the necessary experience to defend your rights. Contact us at 727-478-4125 for more information or schedule your free consultation today.