False Identification and Underage Drinking

The state of Texas has strict laws regarding underage drinking and the use of false identification by individuals under 21. Law enforcement officials have taken steps toward stricter enforcement and stronger penalties for minors caught trying to purchase alcohol with a fake I.D.

If a minor falsely states that he or she is 21 years of age (or older) or presents documents stating the incorrect age, the offense is considered to be “misrepresentation of age”. If you or someone you know is facing charges of underage drinking, possession of alcohol, or misrepresentation of age contact the Dallas MIP attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Types of False Identification

If a minor tries to use any documents that falsely state his or her age or legal drinking status, he or she may be charged with misrepresentation of age. Law enforcement officials often rely on the following forms of identification to determine an individual ‘s legal age:

  • Driver ‘s licenses
  • Passports
  • Military ID ‘s
  • Non-driver identification cards
  • Birth Certificates

It is important that minors know the consequences of presenting false identification. Underage individuals in possession of alcohol may face misrepresentation of age charges if they lie to law enforcement officers about their real age in addition to minor-in-possession charges.

Contact a Dallas MIP Lawyer

For more information on misrepresentation of age and minor-in-possession charges, contact the Dallas MIP attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss options for your defense.


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