Whether it's because of television and movies or societal pressures, many young adults and college students consider the possession and use of a fake ID to be a right of passage – something everyone does on the road to becoming an adult. But regardless of how innocent it may seem, doing so in North Carolina can result in criminal charges. In fact, it is illegal to:
- Manufacture or create a fake ID (fake driver's license)
- Possess a fake ID
- Use a fake ID to purchase alcohol
- Use a fake ID to gain entrance into a bar
If you are caught by police with a fake ID or caught trying to use a fake ID, you may be charged with a misdemeanor. Though it may not seem like it, this is a serious offense and one that could follow you for the rest of your life if you do not seek help from a lawyer quickly.
There are many ways in which police may discover that you have a fake ID. They may catch you trying to use it at a local bar or liquor store, or find it in your possession after breaking up a party. They may even discover it after stopping you for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, or after a bar fight or other disorderly conduct. Being accused of other crimes, such as possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, can also lead to possession of fake ID charges if one is found.
Get Representation Today And Protect Your Rights
At The Jones Law Firm, P.A., we represent residents throughout Pitt County who have been charged with alcohol-related offenses, including college students and young adults. We understand the importance of presenting a strong defense, which is why we begin gathering evidence and putting together a strategy as soon as our services are obtained.
With more than 16 years of experience, attorney Steven R. Jones is capable of negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf to see if your case can be dismissed or if a favorable result is possible. He provides comprehensive representation that protects your rights now and in the future.
If you are facing criminal charges because of a fake ID, The Jones Law Firm, P.A., can help. To reach our Greenville law office, call 252-848-4421, toll free at 888-309-8202, or contact us by email.