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Arrested for a fake ID in Athens? You should know when it comes to choosing an attorney it is a fact that superior skills + superior background = better outcomes
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When you have been hit with a Fake I. D. False Identification or Fraudulent I.D. related arrest in Athens, Georgia, you need the right Athens, GA lawyer with the right kind of experience in the Fake I.D. case circumstances you are facing. Protecting your record for many reasons including education, employment and career options should be your principal focus. You need to discuss your situation with the former Athens Solicitor General, Mo Wiltshire. Mo has been on the other side of these cases and he understands what prosecutors consider in accessing what you do with these charges. Mo is the attorney in Athens, GA with the right kind of experience to protect you from long term consequences that can threaten your future.
We are consistently recognized for high achievement in client services. In addition to winning a
Client’s Choice Award for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and again for 2016 from AVVO.com, the world’s largest online rating service, Mo Wiltshire has been named as one of the
“10 Best Attorneys” in Georgia for Client Satisfaction for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
We make it easy for parents to be involved in the process to be sure you understand all the options available and we can help you chart your best route forward.
When children are off to college we face concerns never before contemplated. Dealing with these concerns is difficult enough without a late night phone call from the Clarke County Jail. Unfortunately, the phone can ring with just such news. Parents with sons or daughters arrested for MIP, DUI or other charges need to understand they are not alone and that their dilemma is not unique. While you as parents have, hopefully, very limited experience with these situations PDW has vast experience in helping parents cope. We make it easy for parents to be involved in the process. We gladly invest the time to talk with you to be sure you understand all the options available and can help you chart your best route forward.
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Our firm’s lead partner for these type cases is the former Solicitor-General for Athens. He supervised the office in charge of prosecuting the very charges you are facing. We are the only firm in North Georgia that can provide this unique type of experience and insider knowledge. Whether you are charged with an MIP offense or other Alcohol misdemeanor, a DUI, a Fraudulent I.D. charge or some other charge our experienced attorney’s and caring staff are here to help. We understand the law and the difficulties you face as a young person or student charged with a crime in Athens, GA.
Sometimes good people, even excellent students, find themselves in bad situations. We can help. When your future is threatened why wouldn’t you want your attorney in Athens, GA to be the former Athens prosecutor?
Fake IDs and the Athens legal system:
Our highly regarded criminal defense representation for students throughout Athens, Georgia and all of North Georgia yields the best results posible for our clients charged with possessing or using a fake ID or false identification. If you are a student at the University of Georgia (UGA), Piedmont College, Athens Tech, Gainesville State or even high schools and live in Athens or North Georgia we can help. If you are from out of town and you are arrested on a visit to Athens on an SEC football weekend or some other time it is even more vital for you to find the best lawyer to help with your Fake I.D. charges.
Out of state visitors without a good understanding of how the Athens-Clarke County court system works may find that they end up making several trips back to Athens to resolve their case. We can certainly help you avoid that wasteful and stressful ordeal. In many cases we can resolve your charges in a way that safeguards your future and allows you to avoid having to return to Athens, Georgia at all.
“Your website and facebook entries are spot on…If anyone ever needs help in Athens, I know where to send them.”
-Liz Edwards, Augusta, GA Paralegal
Penalties for Fake ID Charges
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Depending on what sort of fake ID you have and how you use it, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony. Misdemeanor false i.d. charges carry a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and felony charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison. Realistically, you are very unlikely to receive any significant jail time unless you’ve been charged with using a fake ID before or have a history of other criminal offenses on your record. A conviction on a fake ID charge can easily and will often result in a suspension of your driving privileges and driver’s license.
We are well versed in the Defenses that can save your record and your license
If law enforcement found the fake ID during a search of your person, pockets, wallet, bag or purse they may have illegally searched you. The prosecutor has to prove that you were legally searched or the fake ID isn’t admissible in court. We are experienced in raising and winning illegal search and seizure issues and, if necessary, we will file motions challenging an illegal search.
“If you’ve been arrested for MIP/Fake ID, Mo Wiltshire is the one to call. He will go the extra mile to make sure you are treated fairly. He did not rush through the initial consultation and took the time to explain step by step what to expect. With the student’s permission, Mo offered parent and student conference calls for those who do not live locally.”
-Out of Town Parent of a UGA Student
Many and more fake ID or fraudulent identification charges involve possessing other person's driver’s license, such as an older cousin, brother or sister. In those situations, the prosecutor has to establish with hard proof that you intended to use the other person’s license for an illegal or unlawful purpose, such as buying alcohol. It is not illegal to possess or to carry on your person the identification or driver’s license of another person. We can show that it is very difficult for a prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intended to use the other person’s license for an illegal on unlawful purpose.
Insane Bartender That The Cocktails Are Strong - Seriously Borderline Steve A lot of Georgia Courts, including those in Athens-Clarke County offer Pre-trial Diversion Programs for fake ID charges that will allow us to resolve your charge without a criminal conviction and often times with an agreement in place to provide you a path to the restriction of your arrest record in the future. Once accepted and entered into Pre-trial, if you successfully complete the Pre-trial Diversion Program, the charges against you will be dismissed. We have successfully negotiated an entry into the Pre-trial Diversion Programs for many hundreds of good kids charged with minor offense that need to avoid a criminal conviction and a permanent criminal record.
Don’t struggle with the uncertainty of what may happen in court. What will happen to my education plans? Can I preserve and protect my criminal record? What about my future employment prospects? Can I keep this arrest off my record? These worries and many others can be addressed when you schedule your free conference with Mo Wiltshire.
When children are off to college we face concerns never before contemplated. Dealing with these concerns is difficult enough without a late night phone call from the Clarke County Jail. Unfortunately, the phone can ring with just such news. Parents with sons or daughters arrested for MIP, DUI or other charges need to understand they are not alone and that their dilemma is not unique. While you as parents have, hopefully, very limited experience with these situations, PDW has vast experience in helping parents cope. We make it easy for parents to be involved in the process. We gladly invest the time to talk with you to be sure you understand all the options available and can help you chart your best route forward.
You really should discuss your case with the best attorney available in Athens, Georgia.
CALL NOW: (706) 543-0002