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Minors across the country purchase or make fake IDs in order to buy alcohol and get into bars. While most of these people possess their fake ID to have more fun, getting caught with it can result in serious consequences. Possession of a fake ID can be treated as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the intended use of the fake ID. For college students, a fake ID arrest can result in disciplinary hearings that can lead to suspension or even expulsion.
If you have been arrested for possession of a fake ID, you should immediately consult with our attorneys to determine what legal options are available to you.
Texas Fake ID Laws
- Texas Transportation Code §521.451: Minors who are in possession of a fake ID can be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 365 days in jail or fines that can cost up to $4,000.
- Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code §106.07: Minors who attempt to buy alcohol with a document that states they are 21 or older, can be charged with a Class C Misdemeanor. This charge is punishable with a $500 fine, mandatory alcohol awareness classes, community service, and suspension of driver’s license.
- Texas Penal Code §37.10: It is a serious offense to tamper with a governmental record. A person who deliberately alters a state issued identification card or driver's license can face a Class C Misdemeanor or a 2nd Degree Felony charge.
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