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What charges and punishments are usually given for forgeries?

I'm concerned about a friend that has forged some documents in his business. I don't know all of the details but it sounds like he could be getting himself into some hot water on the deal he is working on. I'm just curious if he were to get caught, what would happen to him?


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    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    He and his business could be facing criminal charges. The charges would likely be felony charges and he could be facing federal charges, depending on who is involved in the fraud. If he is caught, there will not be a happy ending.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/21/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Anything from probation to prison depending on the circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/18/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    One word: JAIL.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/18/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    Depending on the number of wrongful acts and the amounts involved it will be at a minimum restitution foe any gains and potential jail time. Honesty is the best policy!
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/18/2013
    R. Jason de Groot | R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    Deltona, FL 32728-5775
    (386) 337-8239
    We cannot answer this question without knowing all of the details. Lawyers deal in the facts and the law, without the facts we cannot apply the law. We have no idea what the charges might be or what the facts are. In addition we do not know the defendants prior record. Each case is different and each case demands the personalized attention of an experienced attorney. You cannot really expect an answer without providing all of the facts necessary to give an answer. In addition, you even say you are just curious. So, it is not a real life situation, a real criminal case against you about which you must have information.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 1/18/2013
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