Point Pleasant NJ Fake ID Charge
The Borough of Point Pleasant Beach is one of the top nightlife destinations in Ocean County with many popular bars where alcohol is served. It is commonplace for underage individuals to use fake identification ("id") to attempt to gain admission into popular clubs like Martell's Tiki Bar, the Patio Bar at Jack Baker's Wharfside and Jenks Beach Bar. If you were charged with using a forged driver's license or another form of identification in Point Pleasant, Matthew Dorry and the defense lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to help you avoid a criminal record and the other consequences that result from a conviction under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1, N.J.S.A. 33:1-81 and/or N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7. To speak to an attorney immediately in a free consultation, contact our office online or call 732-286-6500.
Charged With Possession of a Fake ID in Point Pleasant
The most common offense in Point Pleasant when someone is charged with possession of a fake id is N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1. This law makes it a third degree crime, a felony, to possess, use or present a birth certificate, driver's license or other official government document that misrepresents a person's identity or personal information. A limited exception to this grading applies, however, where the accused uses the documentation for the sole purpose of securing alcoholic beverages because they are underage to do so legally. Displaying, using or possessing a forged driver's license under this circumstance results in a disorderly persons offense.
The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department also has occasion to charge individuals under N.J.S.A. 2C:1-81. This statute makes it illegal to use a false id to: (1) enter a bar or club; (2) consume alcohol in an establish that sells these goods; (3) misrepresent their age to obtain alcoholic beverages; or (4) enter premises licensed to serve alcohol. Tampering with public records or documents contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7 is also a frequently encountered charge in Point Pleasant fake id cases. Both of these violations typically result in a disorderly persons offense as well.
Penalties for Possessing a Fake Id in Point Pleasant Beach. A conviction for having a fake id under any of the previously mentioned laws results in a criminal record and other direct penalties. There is a fine that can reach $1,000, the possibility of suspension of your driver's license, community service, probation and/or up to six (6) months in the Ocean County Jail.
POINT PLEASANT FAKE ID DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Hiring a defense attorney who is experienced in defending Point Pleasant fake id charges is probably your best tool to insure that you do not end up with a criminal record and other consequences of a conviction. The lawyers at our firm have been defending clients in Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court for literally decades with success. One of our attorneys even served as the prosecutor in the borough previously. We certainly possess the know how to defend your offense and extensive familiarity with this court and its personnel. To speak to a lawyer on our staff immediately, call 732-286-6500.