The Red & Black recently featured an interview with Mo Wiltshire in a story about the potential financial and legal impact of Fake ID charges.
“Mo Wiltshire, a defense attorney in Athens, said the cost for taking a fake ID charge to court can vary on a case-by-case basis. He said there are different types of fake ID charges.”
“What it’s going to cost them to be represented, that’s going to depend on which of several different fake ID possession violations they’ve been charged with,” Wiltshire said. If a case stays in municipal court, the cases can cost in a range of $500 to $1,500. Taking the case to state court can be more, felony level charges could cost $5,000 to $10,000 in lawyer fees. He also said “students can sometimes get into the pretrial program without taking the case to court. The pre-trial diversion program lasts 12 months and usually costs $300 in addition to a $40 per month supervision fee,” Wiltshire said.