[1] 7 - Forgery

Possessing or creating false government documents including, but not limited to, ID cards, license plates, passports, etc. Forgery also includes persons who they falsify the signature of another person, fraudulently alter documents (ex. contracts), alter notarized documents, or falsify a notarization.

Felony Sentence: 60 Seconds VMenu Sentence: 30 Minutes Economy Fine: $5,000

This offence is a wobbler charge. This means that it may be either a Federal Charge or a Regular Charge depending on the nature of the forged document.


The code section states that it is a crime for a person to:

1) Sign the name of another person or of a fictitious person, 2) Counterfeit or forge the seal or handwriting of another, 3) Alter, corrupt, or falsify any record of any legal will, codicil, or judgement, 4) Falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit certain documents like checks, bonds, and money orders.


1) Signing the name of a doctor when writing a fake prescription. 2) Inserting a page in a person's will in order to get more money. 3) Endorsing a check made out to someone else without that person's permission.

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