DuPage County Fraudulent ID Attorneys
Illinois Lawyers for Clients Charged With Using a Fake ID
For many high school and college students, obtaining and using a fake ID may seem like a rite of passage. In most cases, fraudulent identification cards are used as a way around state laws against underage drinking and to gain access to 21-and-over bars or clubs. If you are caught using a fake ID, however, the “rite of passage” is suddenly not so appealing. Penalties can be very severe and the impact to your future may be more serious than you might expect. At the Davi Law Group, we understand that young people make mistakes, and we are committed to helping prevent those mistakes from causing unnecessary long-term problems.
Underage Drinking and Fake ID Attorneys Serving Northern Illinois
While there are many ways in which a fake ID may be utilized, such as in conjunction with medical fraud or theft by deception, the most common involve trying to get into bars and drinking establishments. In some cases, being caught with a fake ID will result in security personnel simply confiscating the card and denying access. In others, the fraudulent identification will be turned over to law enforcement, which is when the real trouble will often begin.
Possession or use of a fraudulent or fake ID is considered a Class 4 felony under Illinois law. A conviction will result in the mandatory suspension of driving privileges of at least one year and a minimum fine of $500 or 50 hours of community service. Depending on the nature of the case, additional fines or even a prison sentence of up to three years may be imposed.
Legal Counsel for Possession of a Fraudulent Identification Card
When you or your child has been charged with possession or use of a fake ID, you deserve representation from an attorney who understands your situation. At the Davi Law Group, our attorneys realize the difficulties you may be facing and how a conviction can negatively affect your life. Your ability to attend school or hold a job may be severely compromised and a felony conviction can follow you for years, affecting many future opportunities. That is why we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Our professional team will fully investigate the charges you are facing, uncovering every detail and available piece of information. We will ensure your rights are protected at every stage of the process, and that proper procedures and protocols were carefully followed. When necessary, we will work with law enforcement authorities and prosecutors to find a creative solution that minimizes the negative impact to your life.
If you or a family member has been charged with using a fake ID, contact the team dedicated to serving your best interests. Call the Davi Law Group at 630-580-6373 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys who will answer your questions and help you explore your legal options. We are proud to serve clients in Kane, DuPage, Will, Kendall, and Cook Counties.