Possession of a Fake ID

Fake ID law and definition

It is a felony to be convicted of creating, stealing, or obtaining a fake Massachusetts learner’s permit, driver’s license, RMV ID card, registration or inspection sticker.  It is also a felony to be convicted of falsifying any stamps or signatures issued by the motor vehicle registry or deputy registrar. Additionally, it is a felony to be convicted of impersonating someone applying for a license or learner’s permit or to use a name other than your own to obtain a license or learner’s permit.

Misdemeanor charges apply if a person is charged with transferring, altering, or defacing a license, or who “makes, uses, carries, sells or distributes a false identification card or license of another person, or furnishes false information in obtaining such card or license.”

Possible Penalties

If convicted of felony charges, a person faces potential imprisonment of up to five years, a one-year license suspension, and/or fines. If convicted of misdemeanor charges, a person faces fines of up to $200 and potential imprisonment for up to three months.  Furthermore, being charged with possession of a false ID can result in your license being suspended / revoked in addition to having a criminal record.

Generally, those charged with possession of a fake ID are young adults under the age of twenty one.  Thus, in addition to the possible penalties listed above, individuals convicted of possession of a Fake ID may run into additional problems with his or her school or university.


False Identification Defense Representation at the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP


For over 40 years, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been providing outstanding legal representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Our experienced MA Fake ID Defense Lawyers understand that facing charges is a confusing and frightening experience for those involved.  Our experienced Boston Defense Attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and will fully explain your rights in order to give you peace of mind.  We have the experience necessary to handle every aspect of your matter – including attending School Disciplinary Hearings and College / University Proceedings.  

Through our team of attorneys’ collective knowledge, experience and courtroom expertise, we provide our clients with legal advice of the highest quality.  Our Boston Defense Lawyers are seasoned litigators who will aggressively defend your rights in court.  In addition, with offices conveniently located in Cambridge and Boston, our MA Fake ID Lawyers have the ability to meet with clients face to face to discuss their legal matters.

If you or a loved one is facing charges relating to a fake ID in Massachusetts, please Contact the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our attorneys.  During this free consultation, our skilled Defense Lawyers will explain your legal options and will field any questions you may have.  We are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week – including evenings and weekends. Please Contact Altman & Altman at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or Contact Us Online for a free consultation.  All consultations are completely confidential.

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