Most students enroll in college when they are under the legal drinking age of 21. College life is new, exciting, and full of temptations. One of the biggest temptations for a college student is to obtain, make, purchase, or otherwise acquire a fake or false ID. The belief is that this would allow a person under the age of 21 to purchase alcohol or get into a bar or club that is designated as age 21 and over.
Countless students have used fake or false ID’s without any problems. However, what happens if you are caught? What defenses are available? Do you need an attorney? Will this affect you the rest of your life? Are you going to get kicked out of school? What will your parents think? Will you lose your financial aid?
The first step is to take a deep breath and remain calm. Being charged or cited with Fake or False ID is not going to be the end of the world. You are not the first person to be charged or cited with having a Fake or False ID, and you will not be the last.
There are numerous defenses to a Fake or False ID charge or citation. For example, you may have been unlawfully seized or detained in violation of the Fourth Amendment. You may not have actually been “in possession” of a Fake or False ID. You may not have been lawfully required to show identification under the circumstances.
If you have been charged or cited with Fake or False ID, give us a call. We will talk with you about your particular situation. That initial call is free, and it could be the best call you ever make. We have helped a lot of good people over the years in regard to Fake or False ID charges.