Minors have been using fake IDs to get into bars or purchase alcohol for decades. Despite the widespread use of this method, creating, selling, possessing, and using fake identification is a crime and can carry serious legal penalties. If you have been arrested for having a fake ID, it is vital you retain a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to protect your future and reputation. At JRLaw PLC, our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys for minors can provide the powerful representation you need to minimize your chances of serving these consequences.
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In the state of Virginia, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to possess, use, or distribute the following types of fake identification documents:
A conviction of these charges can bring up to a year in jail, fines up to $2,500, community service, and a possible driver’s license suspension. Since many minors often use fake IDs as a method of obtaining alcohol, a fake ID charge is often paired with a minor in possession of alcohol charge, which can add additional penalties. In certain circumstances where a fake ID is used to pose as another person, using a fake ID can bring a Class 6 felony identity fraud charge punishable by up to five years in prison.
At JRLaw PLC, we understand that good people sometimes find themselves in difficult situations. Having earned a 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Criminal Defense and a ranking on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 list, we are equipped with the skills and solid track record to maximize your chances of securing a positive outcome for your situation. Protecting the rights of accused minors is our passion, and our Virginia Beach minor criminal defense lawyers are committed to doing everything we can to pursue a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
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