Can doormen legally confiscate fake IDs or Borrowed IDs? If no why? Also If no again what are consequences of doing so.In the states of Florida
First of all, it is at least a second degree misdemeanor, carrying a $500 fine, to display a fake ID. See: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0322/Sections/0322.32.html Depending on the facts and circumstances, it could also be treated as a third degree felony. See: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0322/Sections/0322.212.html
It is common for bouncers and liquor & tobacco sales clerks to confiscate fake IDs when they are used, and they can be used as evidence if the persons who presented them are later charged under the statutes listed above. I am not familiar with any statute specifically authorizing such confiscation, however any attempt to demand a return of a confiscated fake ID is likely to just lead to the arrest of the person who used it. A person caught with a fake ID is better off just letting the bouncer take it and should consider him/herself lucky to have not been arrested.
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