It is illegal to falsify a document in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Therefore, if you’ve been caught selling, exchanging or delivering a forged document, you may face an uttering forged instrument in Oklahoma charge. A conviction of this crime could lead to serious penalties. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1577
Thus, if you or someone you know has been charged with this crime, contact an experienced Tahlequah attorney today.
Understanding Uttering Forged Instrument In Oklahoma
A prosecutor must prove that the defendant intentionally sold, exchanged, or delivered a false promissory note, check, or bill, which they knew to be false for payment in any form.
To secure an uttering forged instrument in Oklahoma conviction, the prosecutor must present evidence to prove each element of the crime.
Therefore, it is a defense that the defendant was unaware that the document was false or that they did not receive payment for selling, exchanging, or delivering the false document.
Penalties For Uttering Forged Instrument In Oklahoma
A guilty verdict will result in a felony conviction of second degree forgery and a penalty of up to seven years in prison. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1621
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