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The Bottom Line on FAKE ID's...

IT IS ILLEGAL to assist in obtaining or to fraudulently obtain, distribute, use, or possess a fraudulent state ID card/driver’s license. Your driving privileges can be suspended for up to one year or revoked for a minimum of one year for any of the offenses described below.

The State of Illinois has the discretionary authority to suspend or revoke driving privileges without a conviction of any person who violates the laws governing fake driver’s licenses and state ID cards, or from anyone caught in possession of another person’s driver’s license or state ID card.

You can be convicted of a CLASS A MISDEMEANOR punishable by up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500 FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Lending a license or state ID to a friend or knowingly allowing someone (such as a younger sibling) to use it.
  • Displaying or representing as one’s own any driver’s license or ID card issued to another person.
  • Possessing a fictitious driver’s license or identification card (“fictitious” means a license containing untrue information produced by the Illinois Secretary of State or another state/federal government office).
  • Possessing, transferring or providing any identification document, whether real or fictitious, for the purpose of obtaining a fictitious ID card or driver’s license.
  • Altering or attempting to alter a driver’s license, state ID.
  • Any subsequent conviction of above is a Class 4 felony.

You can be convicted of a CLASS 4 FELONY punishable by one to three years imprisonment and fines up to $25,000 FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Possessing a fraudulent Illinois driver’s license or ID card (“fraudulent” means a license or ID card produced by someone other than a government office).
  • Possessing security equipment to reproduce a govern-mental issued identification card or driver’s license.
  • Advertising, distributing, manufacturing, or selling a fraudulent driver’s license.
  • Any subsequent conviction of the aforementioned is a Class 3 felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

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Lo que Tienes que Saber Acerca de ID Falsas (Spanish version) 2014 Illinois Liquor Control Commission