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Fake ID Arrests

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Fake IDs are something minors may try to get their hands on. A fake ID can afford a juvenile individual a multitude of privileges that come with adulthood, but the state of Virginia takes false ID charges very seriously. Even if the ID is never used, possessing a fake ID can result in heavy fines. If your child has been arrested for possessing or using a fake ID, don’t hesitate to contact our Virginia Beach juvenile crimes defense attorney.

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Virginia laws are some of the strictest in the nation, and convictions will become a permanent part of your child’s record. While juvenile criminal records are not public, your child’s charges will never be expunged under Virginia law. Your child’s record could haunt them for life and be used against them as an adult. It is crucial that your child receives the aggressive and experienced legal defense they need.

What is a Fake ID?

A false ID is any form of identification that has been falsified, altered, or forged to establish a false identity. These may include passports, driver’s licenses, and state identification cards. Legal IDs must be government or military issued and not expired or altered in any form. It also may result in a false ID charge to use a valid ID that doesn’t belong to the defendant. This can include borrowing a friend’s ID, or using ID belonging to an older sibling, cousin, or parent.

Virginia Fake ID Laws

In Virginia, it is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor to possess, use, or distribute false forms of ID, under Virginia Code 18.2-204.1, 204.2. It is also a Class 1 misdemeanor to purchase alcohol using a fake ID. Fraudulent ID charges can be issued for altering or using another person’s identification, and cover many forms of identification.

These forms include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Driver’s licenses
  • State ID cars
  • Social Security cards
  • Student ID cards

It is also illegal to loan or borrow someone else’s ID. Minors who use another person’s ID may also be charged with other charges, depending on what the ID was used for. These additional charges can include fraud, underage DUI, or identity theft.

Penalties for False ID Convictions in Virginia

The state of Virginia is notoriously strict, even for juvenile offenders. The penalties for using, possessing, or distributing fake IDs are serious, and can affect your child’s future. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help your child fight the charges, or may be able to negotiate a lighter sentence for your child. Penalties can include jail time, fines, community service, and driver’s license suspension. Possible penalties are listed below.

For possessing, using, or distributing false forms of ID:

  • Up to 12 months in jail

  • Up to $2,500 in fines

For using a fake ID to purchase alcohol:

  • 1 year in jail

  • At least $500 in fines

  • Revocation of driver’s license for up to 12 months

  • At least 50 hours of community service

Contact the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller - (757) 517-2942

Your child’s future is on the line, so it is critical to begin their defense as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller, we are committed to keeping your child’s case in juvenile court, and we will do everything in our power to help prevent your child from being tried as an adult. Backed by 20+ years of experience in juvenile courts, Attorney Dan Miller can help protect your child’s future with passionate, driven legal representation.

Contact our offices to request a free consultation. Call (757) 517-2942.

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