Caught Carrying A Fake ID

College is a time of new experiences. For many students, it’s the first step toward independent living. These years are also known for fun, friends and partying. Sometimes that leads to charges for carrying a false identification card, which can impact not only a student’s future, but also his or her freedom.

The lawyers from Bellwoar Kelly, LLP understand how critical it is during these years to handle legal obstacles properly — especially allegations of carrying a false identification card or other charges concerning alcohol and/or other types of impairment. That’s why we provide comprehensive legal services to college students and their parents as they sort through legal hurdles. Call a West Chester fake ID lawyer right away.

If you’re a parent of a college student who is facing charges of carrying a false identification card, you have defense options. Get in touch with Bellwoar Kelly, LLP. We will fight to protect your student’s educational and financial future. Call us at 610-314-7066.

College-Aged Carrying A False Identification Card

Pennsylvania penalizes those carrying false identification cards in the following ways:

  • A first offense carries a fine of up to $300. A second or third offense carries a fine up to $500.
  • If you’re convicted, you will receive a 90-day license suspension for the first offense, a one-year license suspension for a second offense and a two-year license suspension for a third offense.
  • For those convicted of a first offense, you could face a jail sentence of up to 90 days. For a second or third offense, you could face a jail sentence of up to one year in prison.

In addition to these penalties, students face school suspension or expulsion. Schools handle these matters differently from law enforcement. And in almost every situation, a student will have to deal with separate penalties from the government and the school.

To convict someone of possessing a fake ID, the government must prove:

An individual under 21 years of age, possesses an identification card falsely identifying that person by name, age, date of birth or photograph as being 21 years or age or older or obtains or attempts to obtain liquor or malt or brewed beverages by using the identification card of another or by using an identification card that has not been lawfully issued to or in the name of that person who possesses the card.

Bellwoar Kelly, LLP Will Protect Your Interests

No college student wants to go to prison, with his or her future in jeopardy. When you hire Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we will defend your rights and work to have charges dropped or reduced or will work to mitigate any imposed penalties.

Every case is different so it’s important to set up a meeting with an attorney as soon as possible to go over the facts of your situation. Call 610-314-7066 to contact Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, serving West Chester and Villanova, Pennsylvania. Contact a criminal defense fake ID lawyer immediately.

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