If you are caught using a fake identity document, the consequences are more severe than most people think. Someone who is found guilty of a misdemeanor offense could be jailed for up to one year.
If you are convicted of a felony offense, you can get a state prison sentence of up to 10 years. Some young adults convicted of these offenses then have a permanent criminal record simply because they made the decision to make use of someone else’s license to go to a local club.
Additionally, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, your driver’s license may be revoked.
It is very unfortunate that some young people are not fully aware of the consequences of using a fake ID, including the fact that a conviction will negatively impact future college and job applications. If you are found guilty, you have to disclose your conviction on those applications.
High school and college students found guilty of using fake identity cards may also face disciplinary charges at their respective institutions, and they are also likely to find it very difficult to get financial aid.