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The Law Office of Lee Meadows has over 41 years assisting people needing guidance regarding fake ID’s in Florida.


Fake ID Laws in Florida

Misdemeanor Fake ID:

  • Second-degree misdemeanor: If someone lends their driver's license to another person or knowingly allows their license to be used for any illegal purpose, they could be found guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor. This can lead to a fine of up to $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 60 days.

  • First-degree misdemeanor: Possessing a driver’s license or identification card that has been altered or counterfeited is a first-degree misdemeanor. The penalties can include a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

Felony Fake ID:

Third-degree felonies:

  • If someone makes, sells, or possesses a fake or counterfeit ID with the intent to use it for fraudulent purposes, they could be charged with a third-degree felony. This can lead to a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.

  • Using the fake ID to impersonate another person can also be classified as a third-degree felony.

Driver's License Sanctions:

  • For those caught with a fake ID, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) can also revoke or suspend their driving privileges. This can be a significant setback, especially for young drivers who rely on their ability to drive.

Other Consequences:

  • Beyond the immediate legal penalties, a fake ID conviction can also lead to a criminal record, which can affect future employment opportunities, educational opportunities, housing applications, and more.

It's important to note that the specific penalties can vary based on the circumstances of the case, the individual's prior criminal history, and the discretion of the judge. If someone is facing charges related to a fake ID in Florida, they should consult with a local attorney familiar with the state's laws and procedures.


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