Unlawful Use of an Identification Card
Unlawful Use of an Identification Card is a second degree misdemeanor. If convicted, you will receive up to 60 days in jail, a fine of up to $500.00, and/or 6 months of probation. Florida Statute 322.051(6) states:
(6) It is unlawful for any person:
(a) To display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in his or her possession any fictitious, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained identification card.
(b) To lend his or her identification card to any other person or knowingly permit the use thereof by another.
(c) To display or represent any identification card not issued to him or her as being his or her card.
(d) To permit any unlawful use of an identification card issued to him or her.
(e) To do any act forbidden, or fail to perform any act required, by this section.
These charges are usually very common in cities with major universities, like the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida State University in Tallahassee, University of South Florida in Tampa, University of Central Florida in Orlando, and University of Miami in Miami. The burden of proof is on the State Attorney to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in your possession any fictitious, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained identification card.
Contact our office immediately if you have been charged with Unlawful Use of an Identification Card.