If you or a loved one is charged with allegedly committing a crime involving forgery by creation, alternation, deletion of data, image, program, sound or signal, you could be subject of prosecution in criminal court and may be convicted of a felony offense.
According to NRS 205.481, a personal who willfully, knowingly and without previous authorization is engaged in the creation, alteration or deletion of any information, data, image, program signal or sound that is in any network, system or computer, if it is done on a printed or written document or instrument, has committed forgery, as outlined in NRS.205.090 and/or NRS 205.095.
NRS 205.090 states that a person who falsely makes, forges or counterfeits a record, charter, letters, patent, dead lead, will, bank bill or note, post note, check draft, etc. is guilty of forgery.
NRS 205.095 states that any person who with the intention of injuring or defrauding has:
These crimes of forgery shall be punished as a category D felony. This is a felony where the court will sentence the person to a term of at least one year and a maximum of four years. The court also can impose a fine of as much as $5000.
As the above statutes indicate, there are many types of forgery in Nevada, but it generally is in three parts to make a criminal charge:
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Some examples of this are:
The defendant must be aware that the document was false to be convicted on a forgery charge. For example, if a wife forges a signature on a stolen check and tells her husband to deposit it, the husband has not committed a crime if he thought the check was real.
The major element of a forgery case in Nevada is the defendant tries to use a forged document to commit fraud. This means the defendant was attempting to trick another person by passing off a fake document as real. Usually, intent to defraud is done because the person wants financial gain, power, better reputation or harm another person’s reputation.
If you have been charged with one of the forgery crimes above, you are facing a serious criminal charge. If you are convicted, you could receive one to four years in jail, a fine up to $5000, and a felony on your criminal record. This will make it difficult to find work, rent an apartment or go to college. Contact our law firm asap to schedule a free, confidential case review.
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