Is Selling Fake IDs Considered a Crime In Maryland?
It’s a safe bet that everyone thinks you can get in trouble for having a fake ID, but is dealing in them really criminal? Some well-known Baltimore criminal defense attorneys may well have had a fake ID in high school or college. It might seem to some like a right of passage, or, in some sense, relatively benign conduct, engaged in by many. Those with such thoughts argue the the the only real intent here is for an underage person to have access to alcohol. The legislature sees things differently. The penalty for selling, as opposed to just having, a fake ID can be two years in prison.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 3/12/12.