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Fraudulent Use Law

Under 21 Violations - Fraudulent Use Law

Effective July 1, 1994, the "FRAUDULENT USE" law took a strong stand against using false identification to obtain alcohol. It is also against this law to use false identification to get into a licensed premises where alcohol is sold.

This means you can be cited if you are under 21 and use fake identification to buy alcohol or use the fake identification to get into a bar or club.

If you break this law:

  • You face criminal prosecution and administrative license action.
  • A citation will be issued and you will have to go to court.
  • The DMV must revoke your driver's license, learner's permit, or privilege to get a license.

The revocation periods for using fake ID are:

  • 60 days for the first revocation
  • 1 year for the second or subsequent revocation

Following are commonly asked questions and answers about the Under 21 violations.

If I am given a notice of revocation, what happens?

The Division of Motor Vehicles must revoke your privilege to drive.

How do I get my license back?

What steps you must take to get your privilege to drive back depends on how many times you have broken the law.  Reinstatement Procedures

Does my parent or legal guardian need to sign for me to get my license back if I am under 18 years of age?

Yes

Do I have to be convicted in a court of law for the license revocation to occur?

No. The revocation is an administrative action. The revocation goes into effect on the 8th day after the notice of revocation notice is issued by an officer. The revocation is in addition to any action taken by the court system.

Will these laws effect me if I do not have a driver's license?

Yes. These laws take away your privilege to drive. It means you lose your license or permit if you have one. It means you cannot apply to get a license or permit if you don't have one. It also means you cannot drive using a license from another state. You cannot get your privilege to drive back until the end of your revocation period.

Can the revocation be appealed?

Yes. You have the right to ask for an administrative hearing to contest the revocation of your privilege to drive. If you have a license or permit and you make your request within seven days, a temporary license will be issued for you to use until the date of the hearing.

Can I drive if my parents are in the car with me?

No. You may not drive in Alaska under any circumstances, including using a driver's license from another state. You cannot drive until you satisfy all requirements and get a new license.

Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of time of the revocation?

No.