False Military License Plates is a Felony

Applying for a military license plate will become more difficult as the Texas Department of Transportation beefs up efforts to ensure those who receive the plates did in fact earn them.

A Department investigation has found several Legion of Merit license plates on Texas roads may have been obtained fraudulently.

First-time applications for seven types of honorable license plates now go through Austin for a more detailed review than in the past.

Falsifying a military license plate application is a federal offense under a law that prohibits wearing un-earned military medals or even making spoken or written claims of receiving a military honor.