Consequences of False Identification
Many individuals under the legal drinking age of 21 decide to purchase fake IDs in order to get into clubs or bars. However, purchasing and using one of these false IDs does involve some risk. It is illegal to forge a government document, and if you are found attempting to use the false ID, you may be subject to legal action.
The experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. understand that your case needs to be thoroughly investigated and aggressively defended in order to ensure that you do not receive an undeserved sentenced. Contact a lawyer today at (414) 271-9595 for your consultation.
Fake Identification Crimes
In Wisconsin, punishments for a fake ID are typically dependent on how the ID was used. For example, if a minor attempted to purchase alcohol using a fake ID, they may be required to pay a fine of $450 or be sentenced to community service. People accused of producing and selling fake IDs will also face legal consequences such as fines up to $10,000 and up to three years imprisonment.
While false IDs are often associated with minors and alcohol, the crime is not limited to those who are underage. Credit card and check fraud may involve a person showing fake identification to successfully commit their crime, and those who participate in identity theft may utilize false identification as well.
If you have been found in possession of a fake ID, do not face the consequences alone. Without experienced help, you may be punished with an unfair sentence that impacts the rest of your life. Take action today by contacting the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 for a case evaluation.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 13, 2016