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If your child is a student at Sacred Heart University who has been charged with or arrested for Fake ID Possession and Forgery Second Degree, it is important that you seek legal assistance. Do not hesitate to contact one of the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

Fake ID Possession/Forgery

If a college student is caught with a fake ID, they may be charged with forgery in the second degree which is a class D felony. Under Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-139, forgery in the second degree is defined as the intent to defraud, deceive, or injury another by making, issuing, or possessing a written instrument that is known to be forged. This includes:

  • deeds, wills, contracts, or other instruments that can affect a legal right, interest, or obligation
  • a public record or instrument that is authorized by law to be filed in a public office
  • a written instrument created by a public office or government entity
  • a prescription by a licensed physician or other authorized person for any drug or drug administering device. [1]

When a student at Sacred Heart University engages in off-campus misconduct, they may still be subject to the student conduct process. The school has the right to take action when a student violates University policies, or when the conduct is determined to be of substantial interest of the University. This includes any situation that is a threat to the health/safety of the student or others, that infringes upon the rights or property of the student or others or breaches the peace significantly, or that is detrimental to the University’s mission or interests. [2]

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or JMaya@Mayalaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation today.

[1] https://www.cga.ct.gov/Current/pub/chap_952.htm#sec_53a-139

[2] https://www.sacredheart.edu/media/shu-media/student-conduct-and-community-standards/Student-Handbook-2023-ADA.pdf