Understand fake id is not legal to posses in any state of the US. It is not illegal to call yourself by any name you want, but when you procure a fake id that resembles one issued by the government, you are breaking the law.
It is of course legal when the government uses fake id when undercover to deceive, but not when the tax payer who pays their salary does it.
Like with most laws it is ok for the government to break, but not ok for the people to break.
Fake id for the intent to commit identity theft is much different then a fake id being used to to enter a night club or purchase beer. Using another person’s ID in any fashion is identity theft. Using a fake id with your real name and altered birth date is not identity theft. As sample – you can buy UK fake id (Driver License) only for 120$ with bitcoins.
Now, if you happen to be an illegal alien in the US, your chance of punishment of any kind is next to zero for the use of fake id. We cant be locking up people who have violated Federal law, let alone using a fake identity stolen from a law abiding citizen. That would be unfair right? This would cause disruptions of the cheap labor pool for big businesses. Since they control the US government and have instructed law enforcement to not enforce laws for illegal aliens which leaves only US citizens to focus on. Lucky you!
Thankfully laws for using fake id are rather lax. Just recently in California they have decided to not even charge someone found using fake id. Thank an illegal alien next time you see one, if you are in Los Angeles for this new decision of yet another law for government to selectively not enforce.
Usually a bar or night club will just tell you to leave the premises, some establishments may confiscate the fake id, if it is very apparent it is a fake.
About the only way to run into legal trouble is if you were to get into an altercation at a bar you entered using a fake id and the authorities were to be called. Of course when this happens authorities immediately want to feel you up when they come in contact with you in case you have a weapon. If you find yourself in this situation give your fake id to a friend who is not involved or ditch/hide the fake id prior to the steroid goon’s arrival. Do not lie about your age, it will fall on the establishment for letting you in, and losing your id is not a crime. Goons will know what really happen, but no proof equals no crime.
Keep in mind how you are getting home each time you go out with your fake id. If by car we hope you are not driving. Just be ready always to hide or ditch your ID in the event you are stopped by law enforcement. Little forward thinking can make your life much easier.
Anyway, you always can take a look at fake ID guide.
Depending the state about the worst that can happen for being in possession of a fake id is a fine and in extreme cases probation.
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