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Section 28.295

STATE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD (EXCERPT)
Act 222 of 1972


28.295 Conduct constituting felony or misdemeanor; penalties; exceptions; cancellation or return.

Sec. 5.

(1) A person who intentionally reproduces, alters, counterfeits, forges, or duplicates an official state personal identification card photograph, the negative of the photograph, an official state personal identification card image, an official state personal identification card, or the electronic data contained on an official state personal identification card or a part of an official state personal identification card or who uses an official state personal identification card, image, or photograph that has been reproduced, altered, counterfeited, forged, or duplicated is subject to 1 of the following:

(a) If the intent of reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use was to commit or aid in the commission of an offense that is a felony punishable by imprisonment for 10 or more years, the person committing the reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.

(b) If the intent of the reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use was to commit or aid in the commission of an offense that is a felony punishable by imprisonment for less than 10 years or a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for 6 months or more, the person committing the reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.

(c) If the intent of the reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use was to commit or aid in the commission of an offense that is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for less than 6 months, the person committing the reproduction, alteration, counterfeiting, forging, duplication, or use is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(2) A person who sells or possesses with the intent to deliver to another a reproduced, altered, counterfeited, forged, or duplicated official state personal identification card photograph, negative of the photograph, official state personal identification card image, official state personal identification card, or electronic data contained on an official state personal identification card or part of an official state personal identification card, or who possesses 2 or more reproduced, altered, counterfeited, forged, or duplicated official state identification card photographs, negatives of the photograph or photographs, image or images, official state identification card or cards, or electronic data contained on official state identification card or cards, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.

(3) A person who is in possession of an altered, counterfeited, forged, or duplicated official state personal identification card photograph, negative of the photograph, official state personal identification card image, official state personal identification card, or electronic data contained on an official state personal identification card or part of an official state personal identification card is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(4) A person shall not steal or, without the cardholder's permission, knowingly take or knowingly remove an official state personal identification card from the person or possession of another. A person shall not use an official state personal identification card that is stolen or knowingly taken or knowingly removed from the person or possession of another. Except as provided in subsection (5), a person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year.

(5) A person shall not use an official state personal identification card in the commission of a felony if the card is stolen or knowingly taken or knowingly removed from the person or possession of another. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of the penalties provided for the felony committed with the use of the card.

(6) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to a person who is in possession of 1 or more photocopies, reproductions, or duplications of an official state personal identification card or part of an official state personal identification card to document the person's identity for a legitimate business purpose.

(7) Subsections (1)(a) and (b) and (2) do not apply to a minor whose intent is to violate section 703 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1703.

(8) The department may cancel the official state personal identification card of a person who violates this section. The person shall return his or her official state personal identification card upon the request or order of the department.


History: Add. 1977, Act 286, Eff. Mar. 30, 1978 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 335, Eff. Oct. 1, 1985 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 149, Eff. Sept. 1, 2004 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 158, Imd. Eff. Sept. 30, 2011


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