College Park Fake ID Defense Attorney
Serving College Park, Gaithersburg, and the Surrounding Areas
Fake IDs are getting more and more sophisticated. Some underage students are now having false identification made in China and shipped overseas to get into bars, nightclubs and to buy alcohol.
Having a charge for possession of a fake ID on your criminal record can affect your ability to get a job or apply to post-graduate schools in the future. You could also face academic penalties at your college such as expulsion, suspension and the termination of housing.
At the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby, I have more than 37 years of experience representing college students at the University of Maryland and other area colleges. As a College Park fake ID defense attorney, I can defend you from charges in state and federal criminal court, juvenile court and before your school’s judicial hearing board or Office of Student Conduct.
If you are facing charges for possessing, distributing or manufacturing a fake ID, contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby at 301-779-5560 or 800-864-4488 to arrange a free consultation.
Knowing Your Rights
If an officer asks to see your ID, you have to show it to them. However, they do not have the right to see your wallet. Remove your real identification or driver’s license from your wallet and hand it to the officer. If you have a fake ID, try to keep it separate from your real ID. This way, you can avoid an additional charge for possession of a fake ID along with any other alcohol offenses you may be charged with.
Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of Fake IDs
Possession of a fake ID carries a penalty of up to 60 days in jail or a $500 fine. Rarely does a student face the maximum penalty. If you are charged with distribution of fake IDs, however, the penalties are more severe. Furthermore, college students caught trying to make fake IDs on their own face federal charges and may be sentenced to federal prison, if convicted.
I will work to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced in your fake ID defense case. If you are not convicted, I can also help you clear the record of your arrest through expungement. I will do everything within my power to help you or your child avoid charges and minimize the impact on his or her education and career.
Steve Jacoby has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for more than 38 years. He has extensive connections to, UMD, in College Park, Md, and has represented thousands of students, throughout his career. He was consulted, because of this experience, by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), regarding the use by college students of Fake ID Cards, and the liabilities they face, if charged criminally.
Contact a Gaithersburg False Identification Lawyer
For a free consultation regarding your fake ID defense,contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Jacoby