Consequences of Using a Fake ID in New Jersey
A fake ID is any form of identification that is forged, or altered to establish the false identity of a person. The state of New Jersey considers it unlawful to possess, display, create and/or sell a fake ID. A person caught for possessing, displaying, creating and/ or selling a fake ID in New Jersey could face dire consequences. These actions are classified as a crime and comes with possible jail time. Not only that, there can be the impact of a criminal record following for many years to come.
A person who uses a fake ID for the purpose of misrepresenting his or her age or other personal information is considered a third-degree crime. If convicted, that person could face fines up to $15,000 and up to five years jail time.
A juvenile convicted of possessing a fake ID in New Jersey could face a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months jail time and mandatory suspension of his or her driver’s license.
Unlawful possession of a fake ID is considered a fourth-degree crime. Anyone convicted of this crime could face penalties up to 18 months jail time and a fine of up to $10,000.
Making and selling a fake ID is also a crime. Making 50 or more fake IDs or 10 or more fake IDs using the personal information of five or more different people is considered a third degree crime. Similarly, making 20 or more fake IDs or five or more fake IDs each containing different personal information is considered a third degree crime. A juvenile found guilty of this crime in the second degree could face up to three years in juvenile detention. In the same way, if he or she is found guilty of a third degree crime, he or she could face up to two years in juvenile detention.
The consequences of using a fake ID in New Jersey is serious. Anyone facing fake ID charges should seek the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, as soon as possible, to ensure the best possible defense.
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Michael Peter Rubas Can Help You in a Fake ID Case
Criminal defense lawyer, Michael Peter Rubas is experienced in handling criminal cases and can bring his experience to your case. Through hard work, knowledge of the applicable laws, and trial skill, Mr. Rubas and his firm consistently provide their clients positive outcomes. Call 732-820-4332 in Spring Lake Heights and 201-448-9866 in Jersey City. You can also email Michael@Rubaslawoffices.com.