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What Is Forgery?

Forgery is the altering, creating, imitating, or forging of a document with the intent to defraud another individual. In Texas, a person will be charged with forgery when they forge a writing with the intent to harm or defraud someone else.

What Does “Forge” Mean in the Texas Forgery Law?

The term “forge” refers to:

of a writing.

What Does “Writing” Refer to?

Writing can refer to:

What Punishment Will I Face If I Am Convicted for the First Time?

A first-time conviction of forgery in Texas is usually a Class A misdemeanor. Under a Class A misdemeanor, a person faces:

Can I Face a Harsher Sentence?

Yes. It is a state jail felony if a person is found to have forged one of the following:

A state jail felony punishment may include:

It is also a felony in the third degree if the writing forged was an issue of money, revenue stamps, government record or securities. A third degree felony is punishable by:

Should I Contact a Lawyer about My Texas Forgery Case?

You should absolutely reach out to a Texas criminal attorney if you are facing a forgery charge. A lawyer will represent you and determine the best defenses to fight your case.

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Last Modified: 10-04-2016 10:53 AM PDT

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