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Morristown NJ Possession of a Fake ID Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Morris County, New Jersey

Possession of a Fake ID Attorney in NJ - 2C:28-7
NJ Possession of a Fake ID Lawyer – 2C:28-7

Although we tend to think of possession of a fake ID as a harmless offense, NJ prosecutors take a charge of possession of a fake ID very seriously. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense in New Jersey, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately.

The Tormey Law Firm is an experienced criminal defense team. Our skilled attorneys have successfully represented clients charged with all types of offenses, including aggravated assaultcriminal mischief, and burglary in Roxbury, Mount Olive, Denville, Parsippany, Dover, and Morristown. Our founding partner, Travis J. Tormey, has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in New Jersey. He has also been cited as a legal resource by several New Jersey newspapers, including the Daily Record and the Asbury Park Press, as well as AOL News.

Another one of our firm’s partners, Alissa D. Hascup, served with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, where she successfully represented the State of New Jersey at numerous criminal trials and regularly handled underage alcohol-related offenses, including underage possession of alcoholunderage DWI, and possession of a fake ID.

The criminal defense lawyers from the Tormey Law Firm appear in courts throughout Morris County every day. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 866-949-6948, or use the online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment.

Possession of a Fake ID in New Jersey 

The New Jersey statute which governs possession of a fake ID is known as tampering with public records or information under N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7. The statute provides, in pertinent part:

a. Offense defined. A person commits an offense if he/she:

(1) Knowingly makes a false entry in, or false alteration of, any record, document or thing belonging to, or received or kept by, the government for information or record, or required by law to be kept by others for information of the government;
(2) Makes, presents, offers for filing, or uses any record, document or thing knowing it to be false, and with purpose that it be taken as a genuine part of information or records referred to in paragraph (1); or
(3) Purposely and unlawfully destroys, conceals, removes, mutilates, or otherwise impairs the verity or availability of any such record, document or thing.

b. Grading. An offense under subsection a. is a disorderly persons offense unless the actor’s purpose is to defraud or injure anyone, in which case the offense is a crime of the third degree.

c. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he purposely and unlawfully alters, destroys, conceals, removes or disables any camera or other monitoring device including any videotape, film or other medium used to record sound or images that is installed in a patrol vehicle.

Possession of a Fake ID Penalties in New Jersey 

Possession of a fake ID is a disorderly persons criminal offense in New Jersey. A conviction can result in the following penalties:

  • Fine: Up to $1,000
  • Jail: Up to six (6) months in the county jail
  • Criminal Record: Permanent Criminal Record

Contact our Madison NJ Fake ID Lawyers for a Free Consultation 

The penalties for possession of a fake ID in New Jersey are severe. It is imperative that a young person avoids a permanent criminal charge on their record. If convicted, this offense will show up on a background check, which can affect their future employment and educational opportunities. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm understand this area of the law. We can fight these charges and potentially get them dismissed.

Contact the Tormey Law Firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 866-949-6948, or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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Experience You Can Trust

With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

The Tormey Law Firm

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

Areas We Serve

All of Morris County including Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Harding Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Mont Arlington, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Olive Township, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Pequannock Township, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, and Wharton.