Uttering a Forged Instrument Defense


Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Uttering a Forged Instrument Defense Attorney - Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.


What is Uttering a Forged Document?

According to Florida Criminal Statute 831.02, Uttering a Forged Instrument occurs when an individual utters and publishes as true a false, forged or altered record, deed, instrument or other writing knowing the same to be false, altered, forged or counterfeited, with intent to injure or defraud any person.

For a list of Documents covered under this statute please contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.

Maximum Uttering a Forged Document Conviction Penalty

Uttering a Forged Document is a felony of the third degree which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months incarceration and a $1,000 fine.

Burden of Proof for a Uttering a Forged Document Conviction

The burden of proof lies in proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the act of Uttering a Forged Document. The burden includes proving the "essential" or "substantive" elements of the criminal offense including that the act was intentional. It is not uncommon for an instrument or document to be provided by others that you, in good faith, understood them to be legal documents that you had no prior reasonable knowledge or suspicion as to the unlawful authenticity of the document.

For more information regarding the burden of proof relating to Uttering a Forged Instrument charges and potential defense strategies that may be available to you, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.

If a dismissal of your "Uttering a Forged Instrument' charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.

Each uttering a forged instrument defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your criminal uttering a forged instrument charge issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.

If you must address uttering a forged instrument charge defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced uttering a forged instrument defense attorney - lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.


Uttering a Forged Instrument Defense Attorney - Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.