Exhibiting or Possessing a Fictitious or Fraudulent Altered License (Misdemeanor 1) 75-1571(a)(4)

§ 1571. Violations concerning licenses.

Misdemeanor 1, plus costs

No suspension

Offense carries 3 points

 

§ 1571. Violations concerning licenses.

(a) Offenses defined.–It is unlawful for any person:

(1) To exhibit or cause or permit to be exhibited or have in possession any recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked or disqualified driver’s license.

(2) To lend a driver’s license to any other person or permit the use thereof by another.

(3) To exhibit or represent as one’s own any driver’s license not issued to the person.

(4) To fail or refuse to surrender to the department upon lawful demand a recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked, disqualified, fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license.

(5) To exhibit or cause or permit to be exhibited or have in possession a fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license.

(a.1) Employees and agents.–It is unlawful for any department employee or any agent of the department to issue a fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license when the employee or agent has knowledge that the application for the driver’s license or the driver’s license contains fictitious or fraudulent information.

(b) Penalty.–

(1) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a)(1) through (4) commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $100.

(2) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a)(5) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be sentenced as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 1101(4) (relating to fines) and 1104(1) (relating to sentence of imprisonment for misdemeanors).

(3) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a.1) commits a felony of the third degree and shall be sentenced as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 1101(3) (relating to fines) and 1103(3) (relating to sentence of imprisonment for felony). Each fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license issued by a department employee or an agent of the department shall constitute a separate offense.

(May 30, 1990, P.L.173, No.42, eff. Nov. 1, 1990; Oct. 2, 2002, P.L.801, No.114, eff. 60 days)