Forgery of Documents and Identification Marks
- A boy makes fake driving licences and sells them to his friends.
- A 16 year old boy uses a fake license to get into a club.
- A 17 year old girl borrows her older sister’s license to order alcohol at a festival.
- You did not make or use a fake license.
- You did not use someone else’s license.
- You did not lend someone else your license, they took it without you knowing or it was stolen.
Questions in cases like this
- Did you lend someone else your licence?
- Can they prove you made a fake licence?
Maximum penalty and court that deals with this charge
The maximum penalty for Forgery of Documents and Identification Marks (s72 of the Road Safety Act 1986) is a fine of 60 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.
Forgery of documents and identification marks is heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
What is the legal definition of Forgery of Documents and Identification Marks?This offence is when a person intentionally forges a license or similar document under the Road Safety Act. Or when a person uses or lends a forged license or similar document.
“Did you use or make a fake license?”