Fake ID Possession in California

The technical legal definition of “fake ID” in California criminal law is any driver’s license or other identification card issued by a governmental agency that has been

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  • forged,
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  • counterfeited

Possessing a fake ID in California can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of the charge will depend on the facts of each individual case, the prior criminal record of the accused, and the severity of the offense.

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Penalty and Fines:

  • Misdemeanor possession of a fake ID may be punished by up to 1 year in jail, summary probation, community service, and/or monetary fines up to $1,000.
  • Felony possession of a fake ID may be punished by up to 3 years in state prison, formal probation, community service, and/or monetary fines up to $10,000.

Other Personal Impacts

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Potential University Impacts (Student Conduct Code in SCampus Part B: Section 11)

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  • Not allow to study abroad
  • Dismissal from the university
  • All organizations, clubs, or groups may be subjected to permanent or temporary removal of recognition and denial of the use of university facilities

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