Does Every College Kid Have a Fake I.D.?

It seems like an okay idea.  You find the name of a guy on campus who makes great ID’s (or maybe you are good with a computer and made your own) or you and your friends trek into a city and pay anywhere from $20.00 to $500.00 for a license that says you are 21.

It’s an easy thing to rationalize.  The drinking age used to be 18, but now it’s 21.  “Everyone has one”.   “My parents know I have it…” Ok, the problem is, that even if you have rationalized it (for yourself or your child – if you are a parent), there are still consequences when you get caught.  Criminal consequences and DRIVING CONSEQUENCES.   The criminal consequences can result in a criminal record (think future jobs and employment opportunities).  Driving consequences can result in a loss of license (think getting back and forth to class/work/home).
Are there things that can be done?  Sure.  Things can always be done, but not in every case and not in every town.
The potential CRIMINAL CONSEQUENCES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  • $500.00 fine
  • State Prison for up to five years
  • Jail or house of correction for not more than two years

The potential DRIVING CONSEQUENCES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

These consequences can happen even if you are not convicted of anything in court!

Your license can be suspended for six months (with NO conviction) and for one year with a conviction!

The RMV can do this if you do any of these:
  • Transfer, alter or deface a license or ID.
  • Making, using, carrying, selling, or distributing a false license or ID.
  • Using somebody else’s license or ID.
  • Furnishing false Identification to obtain a license.

If you lose your license – there is a possibility that you can get a Hardship License (sometimes called a Cinderella License) so you can work and go to school.  This involves a hearing or two at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and you are allowed to have a lawyer represent you.

Being accused of using a Fake I.D. is a serious charge – don’t take it lightly. If you have any questions please call Criminal Defense Attorney Jessica Foley at 866-981-7888 or email her at jessica@jessicafoleylaw.com .

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