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What happens when you get caught with a fake id by the cops at a bar or a liquor store??

Saint Charles, IL |

Just curious because my friend has one.

Attorney Answers 3

  1. Your friend could be in serious trouble if caught. Tell your friend to get rid of the fake ID.

  2. You get charged with a crime. It's not worth it. Wait to drink until you are old enough.

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  3. In Illinois, having a fake ID is a Class 4 felony. It’s a serious-enough arrest once convicted that it stays on a teenager’s record permanently. It will follow along as he or she applies to college, seeks out an apartment to rent, looks for a loan to buy a car or applies for a job. Have the friend get rid of it ASAP.