Reading this blog you will find answers to the following questions: a) what is “False identification” offense in California?; b) what if I have been convicted of such offense?; and c) how can I fight my case at the court?

QUESTION #1- What is “False identification” offense?

Penal Code 148.9 PC makes it a crime to represent a false identity to the police or a peace officer in California. In order to be convicted of such offense, you must have the following purposes:

  • to escape from the court / punishment; or
  • to avoid original identification by the officer.

The term “false identification” takes in facts such as date of birth, name or any other information that has been falsely presented to the police or a peace officer.

QUESTION #2- What if I have been convicted of such offense?

If you have been convicted of such offense in California, you will face misdemeanor charges. This means sentencing of up to six months in county jail. Depending on the case circumstances and your criminal record, the judge can impose less or even no jail time.

QUESTION #3- How can I fight my case at the court?

In the event of being charged under Penal Code 148.9 PC, you need to find a criminal defense attorney who will fight for you at the court. With the help of attorney you will be able to represent your case at the court and fight for your rights.

Turn to the MARGARIAN LAW FIRM if you have any questions related to this offense. You can dial 818-553-1000 or visit and submit your case online. Our lawyer will study your case at no cost for you and will answer you in a very short period of time.