To curb the incidence of underage drinking, Michigan police conduct sweeps in which they go to local bars and ask patrons to show their identification. Another way that law enforcement catches people with fake identification is through the assistance of liquor store operators. When sales clerks catch an underage person with a fake ID, they call the police, who come to the store and make an arrest.
Because driver's license forgery is very difficult, most people charged with possession of false identification do not possess a forged driver's license. Instead, they typically have a valid license they have borrowed from an older brother, sister or college buddy.
Protect Your Rights — Retain An Attorney
If you have been charged with possession of false identification in Washtenaw County, contact me, criminal defense attorney Stacey M. Washington. I have helped many college students from local universities who have been charged with an alcohol or fake ID offense. I handle all alcohol-related offenses, including:
The Consequences Of Possession Of False Identification Or A Fake ID
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, you may have been advised by friends to avoid the expense of an attorney. Before you make a mistake that may adversely affect your future, consider the importance of protecting your record and having a knowledgeable attorney to answer your questions.
As a young man or woman who is entering the workforce or attending college to obtain a high-level job, the last thing you want is to get a criminal conviction. A conviction of any kind, even something minor like a fake ID, can adversely affect your opportunities. Moreover, if you want to go to law school, medical school or another graduate program, the school you apply to will likely ask if you have any criminal convictions.
Protecting your rights and fighting criminal charges every step of the way is the best and safest way to safeguard your future opportunities. If retained to handle your case, I will work diligently on your behalf, negotiate with the prosecution, determine if any defense is available and seek the best possible result for you. I have helped many college students facing misdemeanor charges avoid criminal convictions. Although the results of each case vary on a number of factors, I have helped many underage clients find solutions to complex legal challenges.