Citation[edit | edit source]

False Identification Crime Control Act of 1982, Pub. L. No. 97-398, 96 Stat. 2009 (Dec. 31, 1982), adding 18 U.S.C §§1028, 1738.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Act was passed to prohibit fraud in connection with identification documents. The act added two new statutes, "Fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents"[1] and "Mailing private identification documents without a disclaimer”[2]

Violators face fines and/or imprisonment for producing or transferring an identification document known it to be false or stolen. The Act also prohibited producing, transferring, or possessing a document-making device with the intent to produce false identification documents. However, the usage of the word "document" indicated that a defendant would have to actually possess the physical identification.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 18 U.S.C. §1028.
  2. Id. §1738, repealed by Pub. L. No. 106-578.
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