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Case Dismissed Against Student Giving False Identification to Police
This was a case Monder Law Group handled where the City Attorneys Office filed criminal charges against a college student who provided false information regarding his identification to a police officer under California Penal Code Section 148.9(a). These charges are typically filed if you hand over a fake ID to an officer and try and pass off that information off as your own. These cases are very common for individuals who are underage and found in areas where drinking is apparent.
The facts of these cases was a college student was found in Pacific Beach was questioned by a police officer. The student gave the office a false name and date of birth to the officer. Thereafter, the student was arrested and cited for PC 148.9(a). The City Attorneys Office is the prosecuting authority involved in bringing these charges formally against you. It is considered misdemeanor conduct but does carry a criminal conviction, a license suspension and loss of job opportunities in the future. The student in this case has a very bright future ahead of him and was plan on going to Medical School. A conviction on his record would have certainly prevented him from getting into the Medical School of his choice. Often people facing criminal charges do not take into consideration future consequences that may affect them. Attorney Vik Monder does a great job at explaining the collateral consequences of even a misdemeanor conviction on a person’s record. Attorney Vik Monder handles administrative hearings in conjunction with his criminal cases to prevent any loss of professional licenses as an outcome of the criminal charges.
In this case, it was important to put a mitigation packet together in order to get the charges dismissed. At the onset of this case, the client already had an impressive resume and character letters. However, the prosecution always wants more to show some rehabilitation being completed on client’s own accord. I had the student do some community service and get into some counseling and was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case against him. If you find yourself needing to put together a mitigation packet, contact attorney Vik Monder for the best possible solution in your case at 619-405-0063.