Charged With Having A Fake, False or Fraudulent Driver’s License in Holmdel NJ
Obtaining a fake ID or attempting to use your brother/sisters license for the purpose of obtaining alcohol is something that has been going on through generations. This is not a phenomenon that is foreign in Holmdel. Quite to contrary, there are probably hundreds of fraudulent and fake ID charges issued there each year, many of which resulting from attempts to purchase alcohol at PNC Bank Arts Center. In some cases, State Troopers and/or Holmdel Police will go as far as to charge an individual with identity theft. If you or your child was arrested and/or charged with using a Fake ID at PNC or anywhere else in Holmdel Township, the attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are here to help you. We are former prosecutors and a staff of defense lawyers that is the largest in Monmouth County. One of the members of our firm even previously served as prosecutor in Holmdel Municipal Court.
Fake ID Charge in Holmdel NJ
There are several different statutes that police case use to charge someone for possessing or using a fake/fraudulent/counterfeit ID. The laws we are referring to include N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17 (“Impersonation; Theft of Identity”), N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1 (“Offenses involving false government documents, degree of crime”), N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2 (“Use of personal identifying information of another, certain; second degree crime”), N.J.S.A. 33:1-81 (“Misrepresenting age to induce sale or delivery to minor; disorderly person”), and N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7 (“Tampering with public records or information”). The most frequently charged of these statutes is N.J.S.A. 33:1-81. This law provides that:
(a) A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or having served or delivered to him or her, any alcoholic beverage; or
(b) A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages, or to purchase, attempt to purchase or have another purchase for him any alcoholic beverage; or
(c) Any person to misrepresent or misstate his age, or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or any employee of any licensee, to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages; or
(d) Any person to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or to purchase alcoholic beverages, for another person who does not because of his age have the right to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00. In addition, the court shall suspend or postpone the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle for six months.
Using a fake ID in violation of 33:1-81 is a disorderly persons offense that carries serious penalties. You face a fine of $1,000, up to 6 months in jail and a driver’s license suspension of six months. Your will also have a criminal record that cannot be expunged for a minimum of 5 years.
Holmdel False ID Attorneys
Our attorneys have assisted countless individuals successfully defend fake/fraudulent ID and underage alcohol possession offenses in Holmdel Municipal Court. Favorable outcomes like these are crucial or an individual will have to live with a criminal record for years to come, on top of all the other penalties imposed by the court. The attorneys at our firm are ready to work diligently for you to obtain a dismissal or downgrade of your Holmdel fake ID charge. Call our Holmdel fraudulent identification attorneys for immediate assistance.