Fake ID charges in Pennsylvania can involve more implications than most people realize. In fact, if a false ID charge is graded as a misdemeanor, it has a maximum penalty of five years of jail time and a $10,000 fine. The experienced lawyers at the Altoona law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., provide strong defense for fake ID issues in central Pennsylvania.
Using Fake ID or Making Fake ID Lawyers
From our extensive experience representing clients with underage drinking issues, we understand how law enforcement handles charges for false IDs. While making and using fake IDs are considered by some as a part of college life by students, the law takes a more somber view.
Two Different False ID Charges
As a deterrent for the using false IDs, the severity of the charge can vary, especially when underage DUI is involved with the arrest. In Altoona, local law enforcement uses two types of charges for arrests involving false IDs and underage DUI:
- False ID charges as a summary offense are considered more minor and involve no jail time.
- False ID charges under the vehicle code are graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree with penalties that are harsher. Probation would be required for a conviction, along with the possibility of jail time and fines.
Serious Representation When You Have Serious Legal Problems
For false ID cases, our goal is to seek dismissal of the charges whenever possible. Aggressive negotiation is our second strategy to use if dismissal is not an option. We realize that everyone can make mistakes and want to protect our clients not just from the immediate charge but also from the long-term harm a conviction or criminal record can create. For underage clients, it is especially important to take a long-term view.
After your case is resolved, we can help you with possibility of expungement to clear your record. By hiring Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. to represent you, the court and prosecutor know that you are taking your false ID charges seriously and wish to protect your rights. Through our negotiation with the court, we can help you to eliminate all traces of a false ID arrest through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
Contact Our Fake ID Attorneys
If you would like to discuss a fake ID issue, we can evaluate your case and determine your legal options. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 814-317-0011 or 877-233-3148 toll free or send an e-mail.