In Georgia, traffic stops, and other arrests, for people under the age of 21 can have serious consequences. These can also can lead to more criminal charges such as having a fake ID. In addition, anyone accused of making a fake ID can also be charged under Fake ID O.C.G.A. 3-3-23. Contact Yeargan & Kert, LLC to keep this charge off your permanent record.
Fake ID O.C.G.A. 3-3-23 makes it Illegal to Have Fake Identification in Georgia
According to Georgia law, it is illegal to have or show any type of fraudulent, altered, false or fictitious government identification document. It is also against the law to show, possess or use any type of identification document issued by another individual. The latter means that an individual cannot obtain another person’s state license to purchase alcohol or get into a bar.
The state also makes it illegal to sell or make false identification documents such as a state ID or driver’s license.
Types of Documents Considered False in Georgia
As mentioned before, state identification cards and driver’s licenses are considered false when they are made by someone other than the state. Passports are also illegal to falsify. Possession of the following types of identification documents are also illegal to have:
- Another person’s real identification document use for the purpose of pretending to be that person
- A fake document manufactured by a person for the purpose to be used by a minor to misrepresent their age. For instance, a person may fake a passport to make a minor older than 21 years old.
- A real state issued identification or license altered to charge information such as date of birth
Georgia Prosecutors can Charge a Person with One of Two Charges
A possession of a fake ID charge can happen in multiple ways in Atlanta because of two code sections involving fake IDs. The specific law depends on whether an individual has a fake ID in their possession or presents the fake document as their own.
Punishment for a Conviction under Fake ID O.C.G.A. 3-3-23 in Georgia
Possession of a fake ID is a misdemeanor. If conviction the harshest punishment for a minor is a maximum of 12 months in county jail and/or $1,000 fine. If the minor is lucky, they will typically get usual punishment associated with this crime: probation and a fine.
Possible Consequences of Having or Using a Fake ID in Georgia
County jail time and a fine are the immediate punishments of having or displaying fake identification documents. A minor using or possessing a fake ID in Georgia can have long-term term consequences like being charged with fraud. Other consequences may include:
- License being revoked
- Permanent criminal record
- Suspension of the minor’s driving privileges
Yeargan & Kert, LLC is Ready to Fight Your Fake ID O.C.G.A. 3-3-23 in Georgia
You or your loved one was accused of having, displaying or making a Fake ID. Too much is stake for you to plead guilty. Your financial aid, future and criminal record is in jeopardy. Now it is time to fight. At Yeargan & Kert, LLC we are here to fight your charge and help you put this charge quickly behind you. We offer a free consultation and plenty of tough lawyers ready to get this charge resolved in your favor. Contact Yeargan & Kert, LLC immediately for help with your charge.