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Holmdel NJ Fraudulent ID Charge

Obtaining a fake ID or attempting to use your brother/sisters license for the purpose of obtaining alcohol is something that has been going on through generations. This is not a phenomenon that is foreign in Holmdel. Quite to contrary, there are probably hundreds of fraudulent and fake ID charges issued there each year, many of which resulting from attempts to purchase alcohol at PNC Bank Arts Center. In some cases, State Troopers and/or Holmdel Police will go as far as to charge an individual with identity theft. If you or your child was arrested and/or charged with using a fake ID at PNC or anywhere else in Holmdel Township, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are here to help you. We are former prosecutors and a staff of defense attorneys that is the largest in Monmouth County. One of the lawyers on our staff was even previously served as prosecutor in Holmdel Municipal Court.

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Fake ID Charge in Holmdel NJ

There are several different statutes that may be charged with someone is arrested for possessing or using a fake/fraudulent/counterfeit ID. The laws we are referring to include N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17 (“Impersonation; Theft of Identity”), N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1 (“Offenses involving false government documents, degree of crime”), N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2 (“Use of personal identifying information of another, certain; second degree crime”), N.J.S.A. 33:1-81 (“Misrepresenting age to induce sale or delivery to minor; disorderly person”), and N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7 (“Tampering with public records or information”). The most frequently charged of these statutes is N.J.S.A. 33:1-81. This law provides that:

(a) A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or having served or delivered to him or her, any alcoholic beverage; or

(b) A person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages, or to purchase, attempt to purchase or have another purchase for him any alcoholic beverage; or

(c) Any person to misrepresent or misstate his age, or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or any employee of any licensee, to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages; or

(d) Any person to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or to purchase alcoholic beverages, for another person who does not because of his age have the right to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00. In addition, the court shall suspend or postpone the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle for six months.

Using a fake ID in violation of 33:1-81 is a disorderly persons offense that carries serious penalties. You face a fine of $1,000, up to 6 months in jail and a driver’s license suspension of six months. You will also have a record that cannot be expunged for a minimum of 5 years. This means that every prospective employer, professional school, licensing board or other entity that has occasion to perform a background check will see that you have a record.

Holmdel Fake ID Attorneys

Our attorneys have assisted countless individuals in the success defense of fake/fraudulent ID, underage drinking and other offenses. Favorable outcomes can never be guaranteed but we can tell you that we are hard pressed to recall a case where someone was convicted of this charge in a Holmdel case we were handling. A lawyer on our team is ready to work diligently for you to obtain a dismissal or downgrade of your Holmdel fake ID charge. Call our office in Holmdel office at (732) 737-8487 for immediate assistance.