If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with forged instrument offense, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami uttering a forged instrument attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.
What is Uttering a Forged Instrument?
According to Florida law, the crime of uttering a forged instrument is committed when:
1. The Defendant passed or offered to pass as true an “instrument,”
2. The Defendant knew the “instrument” to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited.
3. The Defendant intended to injure or defraud a person or organization.
Florida law defines an “instrument” as: a public record, or a certificate, return or attestation of any clerk or register of a court, public register, notary public, town clerk or any public officer, in relation to a matter wherein such certificate, return or attestation may be received as a legal proof; or a charter, deed, will, testament, bond, or writing obligatory, letter of attorney, policy of insurance, bill of lading, bill of exchange or promissory note, or an order, acquittance, or discharge for money or other property, or an acceptance of a bill of exchange or promissory note for the payment of money, or any receipt for money, goods or other property, or any passage ticket, pass or other evidence of transportation issued by a common carrier.
If someone is convicted of the charged of uttering a forged instrument, a third-degree felony, they face a maximum sentence of up to five (5) years in state prison.
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