Iowa City & Davenport Fake ID Lawyer
Fake IDs in Iowa City & Davenport
A fake ID may appear to be incredibly desirable because it can help an individual get what he or she otherwise could not obtain. However, the consequences of getting caught can be quite drastic. A conviction could even affect a person’s educational or professional goals.
If you or your child have been charged with a fake ID crime in Iowa City & Davenport, the time to act is now. Contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer at Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger right away to learn about your legal options. When you hire our firm, you can be confident that you have a team of knowledgeable and aggressive litigators on your side that always has your best interest in mind.
What Happens If You Get Caught with a Fake ID in Iowa?
Fake IDs are often used to buy alcohol or enter an establishment that requires a person to be at least 21 years of age. Unfortunately, possession of a fake ID in Iowa can result in harsh criminal penalties.
In this state, possessing a fake ID is a serious misdemeanor crime that could result in severe penalties. Possible consequences include up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $2,560, driver’s license suspension, and higher insurance premiums.
Since 1992 our firm has defended against all kinds of fake ID charges, including:
- Falsification of public documents (Iowa Code §718.5) - Creating or altering a public document, including an ID, without proper authorization is considered a Class D felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a maximum fine of $7,500, and driver’s license suspension for up to 6months.
- Falsification of driver’s licenses, nonoperator’s identification cards, or forms (Iowa Code §321.216A) - Possessing, making, or obtaining a fake ID, whether using fake information on an application for an ID or having control of an ID created by someone without any authority to do so, is a serious misdemeanor offense, which carries a maximum jail term of one year, fine not exceeding $1,875, and license suspensin for up to 6 months.
- Use of an ID by an underage person to purchase alcohol (Iowa Code §321.216B) - If a person younger than 21 years old is caught using an ID to buy alcohol, they will be charged with a simple misdemeanor, which can result in a maximum fine of $200 and license suspension for 6 months.
- Use of an ID by an underage individual to obtain cigarettes or tobacco products (Iowa Code §321.216C) - If an person younger than 21 is caught using an ID to obtain tobacco products, it is also a simple misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $200 and license suspension for 6 months.
- Unlawful use of a driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card (Iowa Code §321.216) - If a person possesses a fictitious or fraudulently altered ID, it is considered a simple misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $100 and license suspension for 30 days.
Whatever charge you are facing, our Iowa City & Davenport college criminal defense lawyers can help you build an aggressive defense strategy that could reduce or dismiss your charges.
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At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we understand that young adults make mistakes. Our Iowa City & Davenport fake ID attorneys are committed to giving them the second chance they deserve.
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Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI
OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.
Case Dismissed Federal Crimes
The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.
Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.
Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes
Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.
Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes
Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.
No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI
Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.
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