Using A Stolen Or Fake ID Is A Federal Crime
Pretending to be someone else and using a fake ID is against the law, especially if it’s to commit an illegal offense. If you have been charged with a crime under 18 U.S.C. 1028, fraud activity with identification documents, I defend clients throughout New Jersey and New York who have been charged with falsifying their identity. I founded Law Offices of Peter Katz after serving as both a state and federal prosecutor and I have more than 27 years of experience in the criminal courts. My experience will work for you to defend your rights and freedom.
The Identity Theft And Assumption Deterrence Act And The False Identification Crime Control Act
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act makes it a federal crime to knowingly transfer or use someone else’s identification with the intent to commit a federal crime. Simply possessing a stolen ID could be enough to violate the law. Under 10 U.S.C. 1028, part of the False Identification Crime Control Act of 1982, it is a crime to possess, use, produce, or transfer false identification documents or authentication features, like a username and password.
False Identification In Connection With Other Crimes
False identification crimes, like falsifying documents or using a stolen ID are commonly used in connection with the following crimes:
- Drug crimes, such as trafficking and smuggling
- Illegal immigration
- Fraud crimes against businesses and the government
When documents are falsified or a stolen identification is used in connection with another federal offense, a defendant may find themselves facing multiple federal charges. Facing criminal federal charges is serious and requires a lawyer who is experienced with the criminal federal court system. Federal crimes often come with strict sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences.
Accused Of A False Identification Crime? Consult With A Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Today.
If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime that involves falsifying their identification, it is important to retain a criminal defense attorney who has the experience to defend someone against serious federal criminal charges. I offer a free and confidential initial consultation to prospective clients. To schedule your free appointment, you can reach me through my online form, or by calling my office directly at 609-900-2648. I look forward to answering your questions and telling you more about how I can help you with your case.