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Fake Ids - Part II

When I recently wrote a post about the circumstances surrounding and consequences of possessing a fake ID as a minor, it got me thinking about the other side of the fake ID process, the provider. Under Pennsylvania law, making, altering, selling or attempting to sell identification that represents the identity, birth date or age of someone else is a second degree misdemeanor. This puts it on par with certain theft and drug crimes.

Fake IDs

When a client comes to me with a child that was caught and cited with underage drinking, that child often possessed a fake ID when he or she was arrested or cited. Regardless of whether or not the minor used the ID to purchase alcohol, it is illegal in the Commonwealth to possess an identification card that falsely identifies that person by name, age, date of birth, or photograph as being 21 years of age or older. Therefore, even if a minor simply has the fake ID and hasn't used it, he or she cnuld be found guilty of a crime.

Engagement Rings...

Recently, a friend of mine asked what happens to an engagement ring if a wedding is called off. It may or may not have had something to do with the fact that he was recently engaged (I chose to turn a blind eye to that fact and simply answered his question). Although this problem tends to arise in law school fact patterns and in jokes between buddies more often than in real life, the problem does arise from time to time and can be a contentious issue considering the emotions involved.

High Income Child Support

Pennsylvania law provides a guideline spreadsheet that establishes a base amount of money that parents must contribute toward child support. It begins by taking the parties' combined net income and then delineates a basic amount that the parties shall pay for one to six children. The guidelines address situations where the parties make anywhere between 0 and $30,000 per month. However, what happens when the parties make greater than $30,000 per month between them?

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