Charged with a Fake ID in New Jersey

“You may be arrested for even having a Fake ID in your possession in NJ. It’s common for juveniles and young adults to face charges for possessing or displaying a false document when trying to obtain alcohol underage.”

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Being caught with a Fake ID means you may be charged with a disorderly persons offense, which is the same thing as a misdemeanor. The penalties for having false identification can include fines, jail time, a permanent criminal record, and a driver’s license suspension if you’re convicted of this offense.

Although it’s common for young people to want to drink underage, it is still a crime to do so in New Jersey. With this in mind, it is also illegal to use a false document to try to get alcohol. The statute that applies to fake ID’s is N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1, which makes it unlawful to possess, exhibit, display, or utter any type of document that misrepresents your age or personal information. The most common document involved in a fake ID case is a driver’s license. Essentially, you cannot possess or use a false form of identification without opening yourself up to criminal charges. This applies to anyone under the legal age to drink – 21 years old.

What are the Penalties for a Fake ID in NJ?

Offenses involving the possession of a fake ID are typically charged under New Jersey Statute: 2C:21-2.1. According to this section, possesssing any official document that falsely demonstrates your age or other personal information is a fourth degree crime. If convicted of possessing a fake ID, you could face up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If you are under the age of seventeen and unable to drive yet, you will also face mandatory driver’s license suspension of at least 6 months and no more than 2 years.

How to Handle a Fake ID Case in New Jersey

If you or your child is facing criminal charges for a fake ID, you need to have a defense strategy prepared to help protect your future. A common situation that we handle at the Tormey Law Firm is young people who possess, create, sell, or display fake ID’s in New Jersey. We also frequently defend clients charged with underage possession of alcohol, underage DWI, and disorderly conduct. For a young person facing these types of charges, it is extremely important to avoid a permanent charge on your criminal record, as this can significantly impact future employment and educational opportunities.

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With an experienced criminal defense attorney serving on your behalf, you are positioning yourself to ensure the best possible resolution. For more information about fake ID charges and how we can help resolve your case, contact us today at (201) 556-1570. An attorney is always available to provide you with a free consultation.


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