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Fake ID's

Florida Statute section 322.212 makes it illegal to be in possession of a fake driver's license. In fact, it is a felony. This law particularly effects underage people.

It is illegal for a person to knowingly possess or display a forged, fictitious, stolen, or counterfeit driver's license or identification card.

It is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison for being in possession of a fake ID as described above.

Many young people visiting from out of town find themselves arrested after trying to get into a bar or club by using a fake driver's license or ID card.

Penalties can range from Pretrial Intervention up to prison, depending on the accused's prior record.

Eric Matheny is a Miami Criminal Attorney and Broward Criminal Attorney.