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Fake ID Possession Chico CA

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Use of Possession of a Fake ID (Business and Professions Code Section 25661 False Identification Carried by Minors). In the state of California, it is illegal to produce a fake driver’s license or ID and the use of those fake IDs is also illegal. If you have been charged with the crime of use and/or possession of fake ID, you may be facing serious charges that could result in incarceration. You should not hesitate to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP when these charges have been levied against you. Not only can we defend your case aggressively, we will help you to understand the charges against you and what you may be facing, throughout the process.

What To Do When Arrested For Fake ID

When you have been charged with the use or possession of a fake ID, it is necessary for the prosecutor to prove that you are guilty. There are a number of elements that must be established in these cases in order to do so. First of all, they must prove the fact that you either processed or displayed a government-issued identification card, such as a driver’s license. It must also be proven that the driver’s license was falsified, altered, forged or duplicated in order for you to be charged.

Along with those elements, it is also necessary for the prosecutor to prove that you used the ID card and were aware of the fact that it was not authentic. In addition, it must be proven that possession or displaying the identification was used in association with trying to commit a forgery. It is important to note, that an individual does not have to be in physical contact with the ID in order to be exercising control over it.

There are certain defenses which may be available in the case of use or possession of a fake ID. In some cases, the individual who is arrested for fake ID may not have been aware that they were using or in possession of an identification that was fraudulent. One example of this type of defense is for individuals who are from outside the area and may not be aware of how government issued IDs operate. They may have a legitimate defense, because they were unaware of the fact that they were committing a crime.

The penalty for using a fake ID may vary from one case to another. It is considered to be a wobbler offense, in that it can be either charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The circumstances the case may make a difference in this regard, including the criminal history of the defendant. As a misdemeanor, it can result in up to a year in jail, a 1 year drivers license suspension, and community service. As a felony, it could result in 3 years in prison.

These are serious charges that need to be addressed by a qualified attorney. When you have been charged with the possession or use of a fake ID, do not hesitate to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We will do our part to ensure that you are defended properly in a court of law.


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California June 20, 2015