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    Basically, I want to do a residential music course that is for 21 and under, but I am 22 by 4 months.
    I don't see any difference between an 18/19/20/21/22 year old. If it was just under 18 I obviously wouldn't apply.
    If I get found out can I go to jail?
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    Yeah, I would start packing your bags now if I'm honest.
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    Already called the cops on you, mate.
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    Basically, I want to do a residential music course that is for 21 and under, but I am 22 by 4 months.
    I don't see any difference between an 18/19/20/21/22 year old. If it was just under 18 I obviously wouldn't apply.
    If I get found out can I go to jail?
    Yes that's really bad, you might think something but rules are rules!
    I'm not sure how long the sentence or warning would be though.

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    Yeah, I would start packing your bags now if I'm honest.
    I actually laughed at this :mmm:

    Seriously though, lying is not good!
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    More importantly, why do you want to do a residential music course for under 22s?
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    If I get found out can I go to jail?
    Pardon my ignorance but can I take "residential music course" to be one offered by a public institution (ie. tax payer funded?) If so, I'd go on the course & feign ignorance if it is ever discovered you are overage. It's improbable a prosecution would follow but you never know..
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    (Original post by karmacrunch)

    I actually laughed at this :mmm:

    Seriously though, lying is not good!
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    Who said I was lying?
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    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    Yeah, I would start packing your bags now if I'm honest.
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    Already called the cops on you, mate.
    So is it not a big deal then?
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    (Original post by MattHam)
    Pardon my ignorance but can I take "residential music course" to be one offered by a public institution (ie. tax payer funded?) If so, I'd go on the course & feign ignorance if it is ever discovered you are overage. It's improbable a prosecution would follow but you never know..
    What could you get charged with? It doesnt ask for proof of age, just says what is your age (must be 21 or under)
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    So is it not a big deal then?
    Let me put it like this.
    You're going in, no matter what happens. Deliberately breaking the law, especially in such an outrageous manner, is inexcusable, and will result in a severe sentence, ranging from 15-20 minutes.
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    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    Let me put it like this.
    You're going in, no matter what happens. Deliberately breaking the law, especially in such an outrageous manner, is inexcusable, and will result in a severe sentence, ranging from 15-20 minutes.
    Please can I have a serious answer. I don't know whether to do it or not. I need advice. I'm starting to think I shouldn't.
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    Basically, I want to do a residential music course that is for 21 and under, but I am 22 by 4 months.
    I don't see any difference between an 18/19/20/21/22 year old. If it was just under 18 I obviously wouldn't apply.
    If I get found out can I go to jail?
    Do you not think they'll ask you for ID to prove who you are at any point?
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    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    Who said I was lying?
    Haha, not you! I meant OP

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    (Original post by Pectorac)
    Do you not think they'll ask you for ID to prove who you are at any point?
    No they don't
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    Please can I have a serious answer. I don't know whether to do it or not. I need advice. I'm starting to think I shouldn't.
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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    Haha, not you! I meant OP

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    My bad, I knew that...
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    (Original post by cheeriosarenice)
    No they don't
    How do you know? For something residential and staying in a property, they are going to ask for ID to prove you're not a rapist, murderer, terrorist, etc.
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    (Original post by MattHam)
    Pardon my ignorance but can I take "residential music course" to be one offered by a public institution (ie. tax payer funded?) If so, I'd go on the course & feign ignorance if it is ever discovered you are overage. It's improbable a prosecution would follow but you never know..
    what are consequences, or is it not a big deal?
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    (Original post by nohomo)
    More importantly, why do you want to do a residential music course for under 22s?
    cos 4 months too old and its really good!
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    It is fraud by false representation as defined by the Fraud Act 2006; punishable by fine and up to 12 months (summary) or 10 years (indictment) in prison.

    Clearly the application of this Act is normally applied in more common situations than yours, and few people would think to apply it, but you really never know..

    You're also depriving another young person of a place, which should be of greater concern.
 
 
 
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