Forgery

What is Forgery?

A person commits the crime of forgery when, with the intent to defraud, s/he executes, alters or publishes a writing without the owner’s knowledge or consent. A person also commits forgery if s/he fraudulently makes a writing and holds it out to be the work of another. The list of what constitutes a "writing" is long, and can include money, coins, credit cards, checks, bank drafts, stock certificates, bonds, wills and deeds.

Punishments for Forgery

Forgery is generally classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the nature of the writing or instrument that was fraudulently made (or published or altered). An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you in all situations of forgery.

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