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What would the sentence be for a first offense, uttering forged instruments?

Answer By Gregory Casale
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If you have NO other priors and a good lawyer you should get no more than probation. The key is a good lawyer.

Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 7/30/2013

Lawrence Lewis
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Depends on the state. Probably 3 years on probation, fine, community service and restitution.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
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Answer By Jeff Yeh
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Forgery is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted you can kiss your career aspirations goodbye.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/29/2013

Michael Breczinski
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This depends on all the facts and details of the crime.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
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Answer By Dan E. Chambers
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The answer to your question depends on a lot of other factors beyond just the charge. Contact an attorney to discuss your specific case so that a more thorough analysis can be provided.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/29/2013

Answer By B. Elaine Jones
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The penalty for uttering a forged instrument is a 3rd degree felony which is 5 years. That's just for trying to cash the instrument. If you forged the person's name, that's another 3rd degree felony. Depending on how much your forged the instrument for, that is another charge.

Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/29/2013

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