Illinois  |  Criminal Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 5/19/13, 11:46 pm

I was trying to get into a bar this weekend using a fake ID (my name on it, different state). I'm currently 20 years old and only a couple months away from turning 21. The bouncer knew it was fake and there were police officers across the street monitoring foot traffic that he waved over. I had to give them my fake ID. I was very cooperative but they wrote me up for "misinterpretation of age" and I'm supposed to receive a notice in the mail with a court date. I don't think they're charging me for a felony or misdemeanor, but what are the possible consequences of this situation? I believe from my own research this is a city ordinance violation in this case. I've heard that you can get your licence suspended. What are the chances of this happening to me? What will probably be my punishment? Should I hire an attorney. This occurred in Illinois.

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