What can I do if I’ve been caught with a fake ID?

I got pulled over today, I am twenty years old, and I have a fake ID. While
looking through my wallet for my insurance card I passed my fake ID, the
officer immediately asked if that was another ID. Telling the truth, I said yes
and he took it from me. Now I have to go to court. What rights do I have? I
wasn’t even using it, it was just sitting in one of my wallet pockets

Asked on June 29, 2016 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You have a general right to discovery, which would include a copy of the patrol video which should show that you did not actually present or use the ID--- but that you were only in possession of it.  It's not a perfect defense, but at least it shows that you weren't trying to deceive someone.
As far as court... since you are such young defendant, you have the potential of getting a better plea deal which would enable you to get an expunction later one.


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