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What are the penalties for forgery in Florida?

There are a wide range of state white collar crime charges here in Florida. One example is the charge of forgery.

What constitutes the crime of forgery in Florida? It is the false making, altering, counterfeiting or forging of certain documents with the intent to cause harm or defraud. State law lists what documents forgery charges can be brought over. This list includes a wide range of documents. A few examples include forged public records, deeds, wills, passenger tickets and receipts for money/good/property.

Under state law, forgery is a felony offense. Specifically, it is a third-degree felony. So, a person can face big penalties if he or she is convicted of Florida forgery charges.

For one, being convicted of forgery could lead to a person losing his or her freedom. Prison sentences of up to five years can be given for forgery convictions. Also, a person can be given up to five years of probation for forgery.

The financial penalties for forgery can also be severe. For one, a person can be fined up to $5,000 for this crime.

There are a range of different kinds of evidence authorities might present to try to prove that a person forged a document and did so with harmful or fraudulent intent. It is important for individuals charged with forgery here in Florida to understand what grounds for challenging the validity of the evidence prosecutors have brought forth in their case might be available. Such individuals can seek out guidance on this and other aspects of challenging forgery charges from skilled white collar crime defense attorneys.

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