Does a fake if count as a FORGERY FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Worth, TX

Would a fake id fall under a forgery financial imstrument?

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  1. Carolyn Barnes

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    Answered . A fake id is not a financial instrument, but it could be used in connection with a financial information and increase the severity of the crime. Just a fake ID itself though, is not a financial instrument. Checks, notes, bonds, cash flow statements, balance sheets, loan applications, things of that nature are financial instruments.

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  2. Katherine Ellen Shipman


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    Answered . Without further facts it is impossible to know. There are numerous types of Fake IDs. If it is an ID bearing the identifying information of another person, without his/her consent, then it is usually filed as "Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information." A Fake ID can be charged as plain "Forgery," but Fake IDs are usually charged under Texas Penal Code Section 37.10, which is "Tampering with a Governmental Record." If you fear being charged with an offense surrounding a fake ID, you should contact an attorney immediately.

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