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Fake and Fraudulent ID’s--Skokie Criminal Attorney

 Posted on July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fake and Fraudulent ID’s--Skokie Criminal Attorney

Many underage people try to enter bars/clubs and purchase alcohol by using a fake ID. In the past, this may have seemed to be normal behavior for those under 21 years of age. However, in today’s climate of identity theft, these activities can place someone in serious jeopardy of losing their driving privileges and result in incarceration with a permanent criminal background.

Simple possession of a fake ID can result in a criminal conviction and the loss of one’s driving privileges. In Skokie, it is illegal to possess any form of fake ID.

Fraudulent identification includes an altered driver’s license or other document, a license with your picture but someone else’s name, or any other document that is intended to deceive someone into believing and acting on the information therein.

It is also illegal for anyone to allow someone else to use his or her license or other form of identification.

In the less serious offenses, officers will often issue someone a “ticket” for possession of a fake ID. While it may seem simple enough to pay the ticket to avoid going to court, this can immediately suspend your driving privileges in Skokie.

In more serious cases, possession of a fraudulent ID can be charged as a felony. Consequences include jail, deportation if applicable, and loss of driving privileges.

It is more important now than ever to hire an experienced attorney to represent you if you are charged with possession of a fake or fraudulent ID. A former prosecutor, attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt is a skilled negotiator and litigator. He knows how to effectively advocate for his clients. Wherever possible he will seek to have the charges against you dropped or reduced. Many people plead guilty to these charges without consulting an attorney and have to suffer lasting consequences as a result. Don’t make that mistake.

Facing criminal charges for possession a fake ID in Skokie can be overwhelming in many regards. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we strive to make navigating the criminal justice system as smooth as possible for our clients. We maintain consistent contact with our clients and are available to answer questions around the clock. No matter what you are charged with, we will work diligently to defend you, your rights and your freedom when appearing in court in Skokie.

As always, the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. offers free consultations for anyone charged with an offense of Fake ID or Fraudulent ID Skokie Criminal Court or any other municipality.

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