Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney: Fake IDs
Have you been caught with a fake ID in Los Angeles?
You may have bought a fake ID in order to have fun, but if you have been caught in possession you will face serious consequences. Section 470b of the California Penal Code, "Possession of Forged Driver's License or identification Card" states that if you attempt to use a fake ID to buy alcohol or for any other purpose, you can be sent to state prison or county jail for up to a year. This law applies whether or not you actually made the purchase. The penalty can be increased if you are charged with an additional juvenile crime or if the ID is discovered during a DUI arrest.
The LAPD is cracking down on the spread of fake IDs in our area, and they are aggressively targeting forging operations. This is not limited to the production of forged driver's licenses for teenagers and college kids who want to buy alcohol. Due to the large number of illegal immigrants in Los Angeles, there is a healthy market of individuals who need to escape detection. You will be subjected to the same penalties for producing a fake ID as for using one.
Possession of a Forged Driver's License in Los Angeles
Fighting a fake ID charge and protecting your future depends on hiring an aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who can represent you in court. At Stephen G. Rodriguez and Associates, we are not a generalized law firm-we focus exclusively on criminal defense. We have over 70 years of combined experience, and we will help you prepare your case with the goal of clearing your name as fast as possible.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested for creating or using a fake ID and want to find out what you can do to beat the charges.