Unlawful Use of an Identification Card in Florida

An unlawful use of an identification card violation is considered a criminal offense and will be marked as such on a person’s criminal record if charged. An identification card does not specifically refer to a driver’s license because a person can have an issued identification card that does not permit driving privileges. An identification card is issued to provide information about the owner, including, their name, date of birth, and address.

According to Florida statute 322.051(6), it is unlawful for any person:

  • To display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in his or her possession any fictitious, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained identification card
  • To lend his or her identification card to any other person or knowingly permit the use thereof by another
  • To display or represent any identification card not issued to him or her as being his or her card
  • To permit any unlawful use of an identification card issued to him or her
  • To do any act forbidden, or fail to perform any act required, by this section

If an individual uses an identification card illegally they will be charged with a second degree misdemeanor which will result in penalties such as, up to sixty days in jail, up to a $500 fine, and up to six months of probation.

This type of charge is typically seen with college students and underage teenagers attempting to gain access to a bar or night club with a fake identification card (I.D). Regardless of the reason behind the usage of an unlawful identification card, the accused individual will have a criminal charge on their record which could cause problems with finding or keeping a job, and continuing schooling if applicable.

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Contact us immediately if you have been charged with an unlawful use of an identification card. The sooner we are contacted the more ability we have with getting your charges dismissed or reduced quickly. We have over 30 years of experience fighting these charges and we will help you to clear your record. Call us today and set up a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Contact us at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1-800-344-4848).

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