Forgery is the act of altering information with the intent of defrauding or harming another. This can be by making, completing, altering or authenticating a document falsely. Forgery is codified under Penal Code 32.21. If you are facing allegations for forging documents, call a Fort Worth forgery lawyer for assistance with protecting your legal rights.
Forgery is a State Jail Felony if the document is a:
A state jail felony is punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility.
Forgery is a third degree felony, punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility, if it is:
Forgeries can also be charged based on the value of the property using the standard theft value ladder found in the Texas Penal Code.
Forgery can also be enhanced one level of the victim is elderly. An elderly individual is one who is 65 years of age or older.
If it doesn’t fall under one of the categories above, forgery is a Class A misdemeanor in Texas.
There is a 10-year statute of limitations for forgery cases in Texas.
If you or a loved one is facing a forgery charge, it’s important to have an experienced Fort Worth forgery lawyer by your side. We can help. Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session.