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Teenager Using a False ID? There are Legal Penalties

Question:  My teenage son was caught using a false I.D. card to purchase alcohol.  What legal penalties does he face? Answer:  The Secretary of State suspends driver's licenses of persons underage who possess alcohol.  The use of a false I.D. card to purchase alcohol is unlawful and can lead to a substantial fine and jail time, and can be prosecuted as a felony.  In addition to punishments for underage youths, parents and hotel/motel employees, who knowingly allow underage consumption of alcohol on their premises, are subject to fines of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for one year.     For more information about Illinois law, visit  If you have a legal question, send it to Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit

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