Belmar, New Jersey, Fake ID Attorney
We get it, the temptation is high. Whether some of your friends are 21 and you are waiting for your special birthday, or none of your friends are 21 but you all wish you were, the lure of a club or purchasing and drinking alcohol from a local liquor store is a common one in Belmar, New Jersey. While Belmar restaurants and bars have an affirmative obligation to always check age, they are especially vigilant during the summer months and holidays when there’s more available social time. And fake IDs keep getting more and more sophisticated. The truth is that no one really considers the major consequences of this offense until he or she is charged with it.
NJSA 33:1-81c makes it illegal for an individual to misstate his or her age (or the age of another) for the purpose of consuming, purchasing or otherwise obtaining alcohol if you are underage. A violation of this charge results in a disorderly person’s offense. Penalties attached to getting caught with a fake idea in Belmar, New Jersey, can include the following:
- $500 fine
- Drivers’ license suspension
- Alcohol education or treatment program (optional)
Getting caught with a fake ID has much bigger consequences than those listed above. The presence of a criminal offense on your record during such an important time in their life. Whether applying for college or for a job, you don’t want to have this conviction on your record.
There are many viable defenses available to this charge including getting it dismissed all together or reduced to a fine-based violation that does not carry the weight of a criminal conviction. If you or your child is dealing with a Belmar, New Jersey, fake ID charge, get in touch with the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, today. This is not a charge you want to simply do nothing about and let it turn into a conviction. Pick up the phone today.
Your First Call Should Be The Law Offices Of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I am here to help. I know how confusing and emotional dealing with a charge like this can be, and the moment you hire me is the moment you can stop worrying about the legal aspect of your charge. I have successfully reduced and dismissed these charges for my clients in the past and will work hard to get you the same positive results. At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I am here to help and available 24/7 for a free consultation on your case. Pick up the phone today and give me a call! I look forward to working with you!