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Falsifying Documents in California

Man's hand writing on documentFalsifying a document in the state of California can fall under a broad range of criminal offenses and penal codes. One example of a penal code section that a person may violate is section 112-117. Such penal codes involve the use, creation and sale of falsified citizenship documents to other parties. The crimes have extremely stiff penalties as they exhibit a characteristic of forgery. A person can violate a set of penal codes under the 470 bracket, as well. Such codes involve falsifying documents such as court papers, checks, credit card applications and so forth.  A person who receives a charge under penal code 112 may spend up to one year in jail and seek bail. The crime would be considered a misdemeanor in such a case.

Falsifying Citizenship Documents

California law is rather strict in regards to citizenship documents. The state does not tolerate people manufacturing, selling or using such documents to give the appearance of legal citizenship. Examples of documents that would fall under the punishable category of documents include passports, driver’s licenses, green cards, birth certificates, and employment authorization cards. The prosecutors determine whether a violation counts as a misdemeanor or felony. The charge’s grade depends on the situation, the number of offenses and the offender’s background. The prosecutor can charge each creation, sale or use of an illegal document as a separate offense.

Penal code 113 is a felony, and punishment for it is severe. A person who receives a conviction under penal code 113 may spend up to five years in prison. The person may have to pay a $75,000 fine, as well. Penal code 114 calls for five years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

Penal code 115 relates to people who knowingly submit false documents to a public office of the state. Penal code 115 relates to people who have previous offenses, and it relates to people who have defrauded other people for a value of more than $100,000. Section 115.1 relates to people who use campaign advertisement to falsely influence the way that other people vote. A violation of section 115.1 could result in jail time of up to six months and a fine of up to $50,000. Persons must not authorize, alter or file such documents. Any person who is involved in such crimes is subject to a penalty that may result in jail time and hefty fines.

Bail Bond Assistance

A judge may place a bail amount on any of the above-states crimes because they are considered as white-collar crimes. A bail is an amount of money that an offender must pay the courts so that he or she can return home until the court date arises. A defendant may be short of cash. A bail bond company is an organization that can provide the temporary funds that a person needs to get out of jail until the court date. Bail bond companies usually only require a 10 percent deposit, and they can have a defendant released within several hours in some cases.

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