Arrested for Using a Fake ID In New Paltz?
Using a fake ID in the state of New York is a crime known by statute as “Possession of a Forged Instrument” or “Criminal Impersonation.” It can be considered either as a misdemeanor or felony crime. If you use someone else’s ID as your own (for example, using the ID of a sibling or friend who is over the age of 21) you may be charged with a misdemeanor crime. However, if you pay someone to create a fake driver’s license for you or another government ID, you will likely be charged with a felony crime.
In either case, a conviction for possessing a fake ID can greatly affect your life. You will have a criminal record, which could affect everything from your job prospects to your education when your reputation has been damaged. You may also face fines and significant jail time.
If you have been charged with possession of a forged instrument, you should talk to a New Paltz fake ID offense lawyer about your legal options. I am criminal defense attorney Larry Trank, and I have more than 25 years representing students charged with all types of criminal offenses. My office is located in New Paltz, and I represent students attending SUNY New Paltz, Marist College, and other nearby colleges and universities. I have extensive experience in and familiarity with local courts. I will work hard to seek the best possible results on your behalf.
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If you are a student who has been charged with possessing a fake ID, or if you are a concerned parent looking for help for your child, please call 877-224-1132 or simply fill out the contact form on this website.