If you have been caught with a Fake Id you need to speak with a Massachusetts Fake ID Lawyer. Each year police in Massachusetts bring many underage people to court because of fake IDS. Possession of a fake ID is a criminal charge that many college students face each year in Boston. Massachusetts treats fake ids very seriously. The Massachusetts General laws 138 section 34B makes having, using or making a fake identification card illegal in Massachusetts. Whether you are an underage college student or a criminal trying to evade detection the same penalties apply.
Former Fake ID Client Review
“Never having been in trouble with the law before, I was extremely nervous when I was caught underage drinking at a bar with false identification. Mr. Donovan was so extremely helpful at helping me understand my case, the potential outcomes, and putting my nerves at ease. He kept in contact with me and my mom who was two hours away the entire time until the morning of my court date, where he met met at the court house. He represented me so well. I really couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.” Courtney
Boston Fake Id Case Results
Possession of a False Identification-Client a sophomore at Boston College used a fake id in a Brighton bar. Client was served alcohol by the bar. Police officers came to the bar and checked everyone’s id. Client admitted to police that the id he used was fake. He was summonsed to the Brighton District Court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing. COMPLAINT DID NOT ISSUE. Client still has no criminal record.
Possession of a Fake ID- Client, a 19 year college student went to a bar to celebrate the Patriots Super Bowl Parade. While at the bar two Boston Police Officers asked her for her id. She handed them her sisters ID. The police officers immediately knew it was not her. She admitted that it was not her and told them her sister gave her the license. The police then charged her and her sister for possessing a fake id. The case was heard before a clerk in the Boston Municipal Court. Attorney Donovan argued why the clerk should not issue the charge. The clerk agreed and did not issue the criminal charge.
What is the Law on Fake IDS in Massachusetts?
In order to be convicted of a fake identification case in Massachusetts the Assistant District Attorney must prove that the person did the follow:
- did transfer, alter or deface a liquor purchase identification card or motor vehicle license; or
- did make, use, carry, sell or
- distribute a false liquor purchase identification card or motor vehicle license; or
- did use the liquor purchase identification card or motor vehicle license of another; or
- did furnish false information in obtaining such a liquor purchase identification card or motor vehicle license.
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR FAKE IDs IN MASSACHUSETTS?
The penalty fee using a fake ID in Massachusetts is imprisonment not more than 3 months or a fine of not more than $200. Also a clerk magistrate must report a conviction to the Massachusetts Registry of motor vehicles who will revoke the persons license for one year.
You can face penalties even if you do not attempt to purchase alcohol. M.G.L.c.90,§22(e) allows the RMV to suspend your license or right to operate in Massachusetts for at least six months. A conviction is not required. If you are convicted, your license will be suspended for one year.
Are there legal defense to a Fake ID Charge in Massachusetts?
Yes the are legal defenses to fake id case. An experienced Massachusetts Fake ID lawyer can help you mount the most effective defense.
Massachusetts Fake ID Attorney Patrick Donovan has been able to successfully represent many people charged in fake ID cases. Attorney Donovan has been able to avoid conviction for each client charged with a fake ID.False or Altered Licenses/Identification Cards.
Criminal Lawyer for Fake ID Charges
Boston Fake ID Attorney Patrick Donovan was an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County. As an Assistant District Attorney he handled thousands of criminal prosecutions. As a prosecutor Attorney Donovan prosecuted fake id cases. In addition to fake ID cases Attorney Donovan handled criminal arraignments, pre-trials, bench and jury trial. As a Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan puts that experience to work for you.
Massachusetts Fake ID Attorney
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Please call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.
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