Obstructing Identification

, Obstructing Identification

(a)  A person commits the offense of obstructing identification when he or she intentionally or knowingly furnishes a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has:

(1) lawfully arrested the person;

(2) lawfully detained the person; or

(3) requested the information from a person that the peace officer has good cause to believe is a witness to a criminal offense.

(b)  Sentence.  Obstructing identification is a Class A misdemeanor.

Note:  This charge could, in certain circumstances, be upgraded to the offense of Fraudulent Identification Card (15 ILCS 335/14B), a Class 4 felony.