Q: I'm a college student that had a Fake ID confiscated at a bar. Police want to charge me 350, can they?
They sent me mail June of 2019 saying I should pay where I said what are the next steps, then I did not hear from them again till 2 months ago where the officer said he put my papers in the wrong file. I honestly forgot about it and would have paid if they contacted me again but I didn't hear from them for 8 months, which makes me think they just want my money. My ID has my name on it but how do they know it was me that bought it? They said they can suspend my license for a year and put it on my record as an arrest.
A: Possessing a fake ID is a felony offense in Illinois. They do not have to prove that you bought it, just that it is fake and you possessed it. I suggest calling them and explaining to them, that you would have paid it if you heard back and that you are willing to pay the original fine amount.
A: I agree with Mr. Ooink. Just make sure that you're not making any admissions to any criminal offenses in the course of the paying of the fine.
Possession of a false identification card is a crime, even when it's an identification card that still establishes that you're you.
Hope this helps.
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