Question: ARE FAKE IDs illegal NZ?

If you use a fake ID or someone elses ID, or give or lend an ID to a minor knowing they intend to use it to buy alcohol, youre committing a crime and can be fined up to $2,000. Using a fake ID is known as “fraud”. The police may also give you a straight infringement of $250.

Is buying a fake ID illegal?

These laws prohibit anyone from making or selling false documents, altering legitimate documents, purchasing them, using them, or possessing them. Possession crimes are likely the most common, and you can be charged with a fake ID crime even if you never try to use it to try, for example, to illegally buy cigarettes.

Can you legally keep someones fake ID?

If you have been caught using a fake ID card for a purpose such as buying alcohol or to enter a licensed venue, you are required by law to provide your name, address and date of birth to police or to the relevant employee of the establishment (e.g. a bouncer at a club). Your fake ID may also be confiscated by police.

What happens if you sell fake IDs?

In many states, person who manufactures, distributes or sells false documents to conceal the true citizenship of another person is guilty of a felony, and can be sent to state prison for 5 years with a $75,000 fine.

What happens if you get caught with a fake ID under age?

Pursuant to Section 129 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW), a person under the age of 18 will be committing an offence if they use a fake ID to purchase alcohol. This offence also applies to minors who use false identification documents to gain entry into alcohol-licensed premises such as clubs or pubs.

What crime is making fake IDs?

Manufacturing or selling fake IDs in California is charged as a misdemeanor. If convicted of this offense, you will typically face a fine of between $250 and $1,000 and be ordered to complete 24 hours of community service. However, the maximum penalties include up to a year in county jail.

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