In the State of Illinois, fake IDs represent serious criminal offenses. These fraudulent identification cards misrepresent important information, such as a person’s name, age, or similar details. Depending on the nature of the offense, actions involving fake IDs can be charged as misdemeanor or felony offenses.
Advertising or Promoting Fake IDs
Illinois law at 15 ILCS 335/14B makes it unlawful to advertise or distribute information that promotes the sale, gift, or furnishing of fake IDs.
Any person who violates this rule is typically charged with a Class A misdemeanor. Upon conviction for this charge, the penalties can include 364 days in jail and $2,500 in criminal fines.
In addition, the Secretary of State may request a restraining order against the offender to prevent further advertisement or promotion of fake IDs.
Using or Displaying Fake IDs
Section 14B also makes it illegal to knowingly possess, display, or otherwise use a [...]