Q: Is initially giving your maiden name to police criminal impersonation?
I was arrested for public intoxication and I gave them my maiden name which I use more frequently. I thought they’d be able to look me up with either. I then gave them my legal name. Now I’m being charged with criminal impersonation?
A: It is a possible charge. Hire an attorney and prepare for a Preliminary Hearing where your name history should be brought up. However PI is very difficult to defend against.
A: I suggest hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you through these allegations. Criminal impersonation requires that you used that false name with the intent to defraud the police. Of course, if it is your maiden name there was no attempt to defraud and your lawyer should be able to work it out with the prosecutor assigned to your case. Best of luck!
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