Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
toughest cases in the country.
SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.
SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.
Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.
Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.
We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.
As a minor, you may be counting the days until you turn 21 years old. This is especially true if you want to get into clubs and drink alcohol with your peers.
Although it can be tempting to use a fake ID to engage in these activities at a young age, you could get into a lot of trouble if you take this action. Pennsylvania laws specifically state that minors are prohibited from using a fake ID to buy alcohol.
If you get caught with a fake ID, you will get arrested by the police. Your parents will be notified. You will be required to pay a fine. These consequences are just for the first offense.
After your second offense, the Pennsylvania court may charge you with a misdemeanor. Consequences for additional offenses may include time in jail or a substantial fine.
What You Should Know About Fake ID Laws in Pennsylvania
Fake ID laws are intended to protect bars and restaurants from the liabilities associated with serving alcohol to minors. These laws also protect minors from getting access to alcohol before they turn 21 years old.
According to the fake ID laws in Pennsylvania, it is against the law for you to:
In Pennsylvania, an ID is considered to be fake if it falsifies your age, name or birth date. When it comes to fake IDs, you should never buy or use one. Due to the consequences of using a fake ID, it is more trouble than it is worth.
How Professionals Identify Fake IDs
Technology has advanced to the point where it can be difficult for a novice to detect a fake ID. However, many club bouncers and police officers know how to identify a fake ID. Here are a few.
If you’re caught with a fake ID at a bar or club, the bouncer will contact the police officer on the spot. If a police officer isn’t readily available, the bouncer has the right to confiscate the fake ID and send it to the authorities. After the authorities receive it, they will try to find the owner of the fake ID.
How to Handle a Fake ID Arrest
Make no mistake about it. A police officer has the authority to take you into custody if you get caught with a fake ID. If you’re arrested for using a fake ID, here’s what you should do.
How a Lawyer Can Defend You Against Fake ID Charges
Our criminal attorneys at Amato Sanita Law Offices have experiencing defending minors against fake ID charges. We’ll review the evidence of your case and work diligently to discredit the evidence.
If you or a loved one needs legal representation for a fake ID charge, contact Amata Sanita Law Offices to schedule a consultation. Our law offices are located in Philadelphia, Feasterville and Norristown. Don’t delay. Call one of our offices today. Your future could be at stake.