The officer who issued me the citation took my fake ID but he did not seem able to tell me exactly what would happen with my ID. He said he was going to be a nice guy and not charge me with anything related to the fake ID. Since I am a resident of Illinois and this incident occurred in Iowa he said that my fake ID would be sent to Illinois even though I wasn't being charged. He couldn't seem to be able tell me what would happen with it at that point so I was wondering what to expect. This is my first offense and I have never been issued so much as a speeding ticket.
A first offense PAULA is a simple misdemeanor and punishable by a mandatory minimum fine of $200 plus surcharge and court costs. I don't believe Iowa can suspend your non-resident driving privileges until you are convicted of a second offense and fail to complete a substance abuse evaluation. Then it's a one year suspension. A third offense PAULA will result in a one-year license suspension. It's difficult to say what will happen with the ID issue in Iowa. You may need to consult Illinois counsel to determine whether Illinois will do anything. If you have additional questions about the charge, you should consult with attorneys Dean Keegan or Tom Farnsworth in Iowa City.
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