Use or Possession of a Fake ID (N.J.S. 2C: 21-2.1)
Fake Identification (‘ID”) charges can be very serious in Belmar. If you are caught in possession of or in the process of using a fake ID, you can be charged with a disorderly persons offense. A “fake ID” can be a falsified drivers license, birth certificate, or any other falsified government document. Usually, fake ID’s are used to verify age or identity for the purpose of obtaining alcohol and tobacco products. If the person using the fake ID is the only person deriving the benefit of it, then more often than not it will be charged as a disorderly persons offense. You may face harsher penalties if you use your ID to obtain alcohol for other underage drinkers as well as yourself.However, if you tamper with any public record, the penalties can follow those of indictable offenses as 3rd and 4th degree crimes.
If you have been charged with possession of a fake ID in Belmar, call Villani & DeLuca at 732-456-6510 for a free initial consultation.