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.

While the penalties for possessing a fake ID are no picnic, they are modest compared to those associated with making or selling a fake ID. For a first offense, a defendant faces up to two years in jail and a $1,000 to $5,000 fine. For a second offense, the fine increases to between $2,500 to $5,000.

If you are charged with selling or making false identification, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. An attorney may be able to mitigate the consequences of your charges and possibly prevent them from remaining on your record

Please feel free to contact my Pittsburgh law office, Gusty A.E. Sunseri & Associates, with any legal question.

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