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Forgery Laws and Penalties
The penalty for forgery, counterfeiting or, altering documents and instruments often varies according to the type of document altered, with important government documents at the top of the penalty list.
Counterfeiting Laws and Penalties
When good or services appear to originate from a legitimate source but are in fact unauthorized reproductions, the crime of counterfeiting has likely been committed.
If someone gives me permission to sign their name, have I committed forgery?
Signing another's name with permission is not forgery, but be sure that you sign in a way that reveals the permission.