What Are The Penalties For A Fake ID?

It depends on the ID itself. If you present another’s true ID, with their permission, as your own, you risk a second degree misdemeanor. Penalties for such a crime can include a maximum jail sentence of up to 60 days and/or 6 months’ probation, and a $500.00 fine.[1] If you possess a forged (altered), counterfeit…

Can You Have Your Record Sealed Or Expunged?

Maybe, depending on your charge, and whether you have ever been convicted of a crime. Sealing your record only restricts access by the general public to an arrest record. Expunction totally removes the record of an arrest.  In Florida, you can generally only seal or expunge one arrest record; you cannot remove the record of…

Can Your Juvenile Record Be Used Against You After Becoming An Adult?

Yes. It is a common misconception that juvenile records are automatically wiped clean once someone turns 18. All prior criminal acts, including juvenile criminal offenses, may be considered for adult sentencing purposes.[1]  Even if your juvenile criminal record is not used against you officially for adult sentencing purposes, prosecutors will often take into consideration someone’s…

What Does It Mean To Be Released On Bail?

Bail is designed to guarantee your appearance in court for a criminal charge, and is what allows you to get out of jail after you are arrested. Unless charged with a crime punishable by life imprisonment or death, every person charged with a crime is entitled to pretrial release on reasonable conditions. If no conditions…