Fake Driver’s License and IDs

New York law classifies the possession of a fake driver’s license or any other form of official ID as a form of forgery. It is illegal to own / possess any written instrument that has been unlawfully created, completed, or altered, and offenders are usually charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree or third degree. In the case of a forged driver’s license, additional penalties apply under Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 392.