Criminal Lawyer in Carteret County, NC
Charged with using a fake ID in the coastal North Carolina area?
It happens all the time – a high school or a college student gets their hands on a fake ID and attempts to use it in their attempts to buy some beer or get into a local nightclub. This, while it may seem innocent, is actually a criminal offense and is treated harshly by North Carolina law. According to §18B-302(e), it is considered a criminal offense for a person to knowingly enter a place where alcoholic beverages are sold and attempt to obtain the alcohol through the use of the following:
- Fraudulent/altered driver's license or identification document;
- Another person's driver's license or identification document; or
- Any means that attempts to indicate the defendant is of legal drinking age
If discovered, a conviction report will have to be filed with the local Division of Motor Vehicles and the defendant in question will be forced to deal with a revoked driver's license for up to a year. There will be no option of receiving a limited driving privilege following a conviction of this nature.
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Carteret County
If you or a loved one are currently facing criminal charges of this nature, it is might be tempting to simply deal with the law enforcement and case on your own – this, however, is a mistake! Your future will be on the line and it is important that you take the necessary steps towards properly defending it. Having to deal with a fake ID charge might seem minor, but having a revoked license and having to have that blemish on your record could prove an obstacle in your future.
To properly defend your rights, it is highly encouraged that you get the legal representation of an experienced Carteret County criminal defense lawyer from Cummings & Cummings as soon as possible. With over twenty years of aggregate attorney experience, we know the laws and we know the area. Someone from our legal team is in court almost every day – meaning that we are more than just book smart. We have experience in handling trials and we are prepared to put this valuable experience to work for you. These cases can also be tied into
underage possession and could result in
drinking tickets – these should not be taken lightly. So don't wait! The sooner that we get involved, the faster that we will be able to begin laying the groundwork for your case. So don't hesitate, call us today.
For experienced, trustworthy representation after being criminally charged with using a fake ID, please contact a Carteret County criminal defense attorney from our legal team as soon as possible.