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Possession of Fake Identification in Orlando

Possession Fake Id

While you may associate possession of a fake ID with an underage individual attempting to get into a bar or purchase liquor, this offense can be far more serious and may involve terrorism or securing government benefits by an illegal immigrant. Regardless of your situation, this is an offense that will have far-reaching consequences for those convicted. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando fake ID lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights, and providing you with the outstanding legal guidance and representation necessary to reach a good outcome in your case.

In the 80's and 90's, possession of a fake ID for the purpose of getting into a bar or buying drinks was not that serious of a crime. Today, you could be charged with a felony offense that will have a negative impact on many areas of your life. A felony conviction will result in a criminal record, one that employers, colleges, and landlords have access to and often use in determining whether you qualify for housing or a job. In addition, depending on the circumstances you may face substantial fines or even jail time. It is vital that you take action immediately to protect your freedom, reputation, and future.

You may be charged with possession of a fake ID if you are in possession of an identification card that has been altered, or someone else's ID card. It is important that you do not simply enter a guilty plea before speaking with a juvenile attorney, as this could result in employment opportunity problems, or even loss of financial aid.

Defenses to Charges of Possession of Fake ID in Florida

In the majority of cases, those accused of possessing a fake ID are juveniles who have these IDs for the purpose of purchasing alcohol or gaining entrance into a club or bar. Under Florida Statute §322.212, it is against the law for any individual, regardless of age, to knowingly possess a fraudulent, counterfeit, fake, or stolen identification card or driver's license which was issued unlawfully.

The most common defense used in these types of cases apply to juveniles, and the lack of knowledge a juvenile may have in regards to unlawfully possessed ID cards. Developing an effective defense involves challenging evidence brought by the prosecution, and using the details/information available in each client's unique case.

Ultimately, it is important to have an Orlando possession of fake ID attorney on your side who can advise and guide you throughout the legal process in an effort to prevent a conviction and the resulting consequences.

Penalties for Possession of a Fake ID in Orlando & Central Florida

Juveniles who are adjudicated guilty by a judge may face probation, community service, driver's license suspension of a lawful driver's license, even fewer educational opportunities because of a criminal record.

Adults who are convicted of possession of a fake ID may incur penalties that include fines of up to $5,000, and/or a maximum of five (5) years in prison. Adults will have a permanent criminal record for this felony offense.

Contact Adams & Luka Today

Whether your juvenile child has been accused of possessing or using a fake ID, or you are an adult who has been arrested or charged, it is imperative to work with a capable and dedicated Orlando criminal defense lawyer. Adams & Luka is ready to fight on your behalf, and to provide you with unsurpassed legal guidance. Call now for a free consultation (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

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After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

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