If the owner claims that the ID is genuine, the bouncer will contact the police to confirm. You're probably OK most of the time. "Your phony ID is confiscated by the bouncer, and you are sent away, and you go home," Sell explained. "But sometimes people try to pull tricks with names on IDs. If the name doesn't match the person who comes in, they can be asked to leave."
The best advice we've heard is to use common sense and don't put yourself in a situation where you need a fake ID. If you do get caught with one, let someone know so they can call for help.
When a bouncer discovers a phony ID, he will normally confiscate the card and inform the ID holder to leave. However, if the police decide to arrest you for fraud, then you'll need to find another place to party.
It's best not to bring your own ID to the club because it will be checked at the door. Instead, look for a club that allows minors to enter without proof of age. These places are usually labeled "21 and over" or "18 and up."
Clubs may have their own ID requirements- check before going out so you don't get turned away at the door.
Some states prohibit people from serving as their own ID document holder, so even if you are old enough to drink, you might not be able to go clubbing if you hold criminal records such as felonies or misdemeanors. Check with the local authorities to make sure there are no restrictions on who can serve as an ID doc for you.
In some cases, you may be allowed in the club if you claim you are 18 but lack a proper ID. The manager on duty will make the decision about whether you are eligible to enter. This option is usually available at more upscale clubs.
Bouncers are seeking for two types of "false" identification. Kids having "genuine" IDs provided to them by a legal-age buddy. So the identification is correct; it's just not the correct individual. They frequently seize them and ask the child to leave. If you don't have an ID, you can leave the venue with your friend.
The second type of false ID that bouncers seek out is age identification documents such as driver's licenses, state ID cards, or passport books/cards. They're looking for evidence of eligibility to enter the club. For example, the ID must be valid, not expired. Also, the person in possession of the document must appear to be of legal age. If any part of this process fails, then the bouncer has grounds to deny entry into the club.
In conclusion, bouncers seek out both genuine and false identification documents. They want to make sure that everyone entering the club is old enough to do so.
If a phony ID does function, it is most likely due to factors other than the ID itself, according to A.G. and Shubaly. Are you ready for a surprise? "You're not deceiving anyone," A.G. replied. "If you have a fake and get into a bar, 95% of the time it's because the bouncer allowed you in, not because you duped them."
So what are some other reasons that might cause someone without obvious identification means to get into a bar? Money. If you don't have enough money for a cover charge, then clearly a fake ID is your only option. But even if you do have the funds, there are other ways in. For example, some establishments will let any customer in who presents a valid email address. There are also places that will let you in with no problem if you are with or are accompanied by someone who has a name tag or something else that identifies him or her as an employee.
The point is that there are many ways to get into a bar, and if one way is easy but others aren't, then going with the latter options would be smarter. However, if you do choose to go with a fake ID, make sure it is legitimate. Look for signs of use (such as torn edges) and avoid those sold at discount stores. Also, only use credit cards as forms of ID, as this makes your case more serious if stopped by the police. Finally, keep in mind that using a fake ID is not a crime, so you have nothing to worry about legally.