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Fake ID, the Bar, & You:
Don’t party like it’s 1999
(until you’re 21!)

  A Night of Underaged Drinking isn’t Worth Going to Jail

Pictured: 18 year old Blaklee Sands, who took the idea of ‘fake it till you make it’  too far…

Kids have the tendency to want to grow up quickly. They want to be able to make their own rules and do things that adults get to do like drinking alcohol. Sometimes when they get to be 18 and are considered a legal adult they try to get away with drinking publicly. The issue is you need proof of being 21 so a fake ID sounds like a good idea right? Wrong. Having a fake ID can cause more legal issues than fun if caught.

Take 18 year old Blakelee Sands for example. She went to a bar in Edmond, Oklahoma and her fake ID was taken because they could tell it was fake. Mad that she got caught she called the police on the bar saying that she was of legal drinking age and that the bar is holding her ID and wanted it back. When the police arrived they ran her ID that said her name was McKamie Queen and it came back as a Texas ID belonging to a Robert Sanchez.

Sands was arrested for presenting a fake ID to an officer after admitting she didn’t think she’d get caught. Her night of fun turned into a night in jail.

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Questions:

1. If this happened in Nevada, how many different laws did Sands break and what were they?

2. Why do you think the bar didn’t call the police?

3. If this happened in Nevada, what other Nevada state laws would have been broken in this incident, and who would have been responsible for breaking them?

Be sure to provide full explanations for your answers.  For more details, you can read the article this piece was sourced from here:

https://wset.com/news/nation-world/teen-arrested-after-trying-to-get-fake-id-back-from-bar

Contributed by: Saralynn Lindsay






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Don't Call the Police on Yourself, Fake ID, Fake ID Real Consequences, Oklahoma, Project REAL, Teaching the Law, Underaged Drinking,





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