Making or purchasing a fake I.D. may seem like a good idea at first. You may have gotten it to join in with friends who were going to a club you weren’t quite old enough to get into, or you are trying to stay in the country and not be deported. Or perhaps you didn’t even realize the I.D. was fake. But that good idea can seem like a bad one quickly when you are caught and charged with possessing or using a fake I.D.
If you are convicted of possessing or using a fake I.D., depending on the type of conviction, the punishment can be severe. You could face up to three years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.
If this is you, there is no need to feel discouraged. Bradley R. Corbett and our team of San Diego criminal defense lawyers know some of the best ways to fight your case. We’ll create a defense tailored from the details of your case to help reduce or dismiss your charges. Some of the various legal defenses against California’s fake I.D. law are:
- you did not know that the license or I.D. card was fake,
- you didn’t intend to commit fraud (meaning you didn’t intend to use it to deceive another person), or
- you didn’t actually possess the fake I.D. (meaning that while it may have been in your house, for example, it actually belongs to someone else)
Being charged with any crime comes with stress and anxiety. Let our team help relieve those feelings by covering your defense. Call or visit our San Diego criminal defense law offices today for your free consultation.