False Impersonation California Penal Code Section 529 PC
Under California law, false impersonation Penal Code Section 529 PC, occurs when a defendant impersonates another person, by using their name, in an effort to cause harm to that person, or to unlawfully gain a benefit. The key element of false impersonation, in most cases, is whether or not an additional act was performed, beyond the deceitful misrepresentation.
False Impersonation By Use of Document or ID
California Penal Code 148.9 PC
Under California Penal Code 148.9 PC, it is a crime to represent a false identity to any California police or peace officer for the purpose of evading the process of the court, OR avoiding proper identification. You can also be charged with Penal Code 148.9 PC if you provide if you provide a false date of birth or any other reference to support a false identity.
Los Angeles False Impersonation Defense Lawyer
A Los Angeles false impersonation lawyer can assist you in getting your false impersonation charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor or dismiss your case. As a misdemeanor false impersonation offense, carry potential punishment, such as, summary probation and/or one year in county jail and $10,000 in fines.
On the other hand, a felony false impersonation conviction carry the potential of three years in jail, $10,000 in fines and/or formal probation. A Los Angeles false impersonation criminal defense attorney can consult with you on the charges and provide you the proper defense. If you or loved one is charged with Penal Code 148.9 PC giving false identification to a police officer and you are looking to hire an attorney for representation, we invite you to contact our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney for a free consultation. Call now, (213) 401-2777.