The Holidays May Lead to Fake ID Charges in Belmar

Leave Your Fake ID at Home on New Years Eve in Belmar

Many young adults home from college for the holidays may find it hard to adapt to strict alcohol laws as they have been in an environment where alcohol is readily available. It is important to remember, however, that it is still illegal to purchase or consume alcohol in New Jersey if you are under the legal drinking age of 21. With Christmas and New Years around the corner, many underage drinkers will attempt to get into Belmar bars or purchase alcohol from a liquor store with a Fake ID, but cops are on full alert and will charge you with a violation.

Penalties for Fake ID in Belmar

If you are caught using a Fake ID, you will face some serious penalties. You will be treated as a disorderly person facing possible jail time, a fine of up to $500.00, probation, community service, other fines and penalties, and you could possibly lose your drivers license for six months. If you do not yet have your driver’s license, receipt may be postponed for six months. It is also possible that you will be charged with a third or fourth degree criminal penalty if you alter a government issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport.  In addition to the Fake ID charge, you could also be written an underage drinking charge that may compound your penalties.

Call Villani & DeLuca if Charged with Fake ID in Belmar

If you have been charged with Fake ID and/or Underage Drinking in Belmar, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. A Villani & DeLuca attorney will take the time to discuss and explain the charges against you and develop of plan to defend against them. Call 732-456-6510 today for a free initial consultation.

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