What is Florida Criminal Law on “Fake” ID?

In Florida you must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. Once 18 it has long been 21. Of course you can serve in the Army at 18 but you can’t drink until you are 21. Some young people in Florida run afoul of the criminal laws by obtaining “fake” ID. Don’t. It is an arrest able offense; it can even be a felony!

In South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, Miami, Davie, West Palm Beach) you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you have a fake set of identification. If you have someone’s driver’s license it is felony. A felony carries a five year prison sentence and a lifetime of grief. If you use someone else’s identification you can both face criminal charges: You can be arrested for possession of a false or fraudulent drivers’ license and your friend (brother? Sister?) can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. What to do? DO NOT display fake ID. Cool down with an ice tea, not Long Island ice tea. Life is too short and cops are too mean, thinks first and then don’t do it!