What do you need to know about NJ forgery laws?

What do you need to know about NJ forgery laws?

Utter any writing with the knowledge that the writing is forged. Under New Jersey law, “writing” refers to money, credit cards, badges, access devices and other symbols of value including sales receipts, Universal Product Code (UPC) labels, and checks.

What are the counterfeiting laws in New Jersey?

Although counterfeiting is primarily a federal crime, New Jersey enforces its own counterfeiting statute. New Jersey Forgery and Counterfeiting Laws at a Glance. The chart below provides a summary of statutes related to New Jersey’s forgery and counterfeiting laws, including links to important code sections.

What happens if you get charged with forgery?

If you are being charged with forgery you should act quickly. A conviction of forgery can show up on background checks and seriously hinder your ability to find a job, take a mortgage or loan and even cross the border. Contact The Rosenblum Law today.

Which is more serious forgery or counterfeiting?

The offense of counterfeiting is considered a type of forgery since it pertains to creating a false version of something and attempting to pass it off as legitimate. Many of the more serious offenses involve currency, but the counterfeiting of other entities such as securities or retail merchandise and other goods are also serious offenses.

What’s the penalty for forgery in New Jersey?

A person convicted of a third-degree felony in New Jersey faces a possible sentence of three to five years in prison, a fine of at least $500, or both. Fourth-degree forgery: Forgery of items other than those listed above and for possession of 15 or more forged or altered sales receipts or UPC labels, are a fourth-degree crimes in New Jersey.

What does utters mean in New Jersey forgery law?

As used in the New Jersey forgery statute, “utters” means to offer a forged writing or other instrument with words or conduct intended to indicate that it is genuine.

Although counterfeiting is primarily a federal crime, New Jersey enforces its own counterfeiting statute. New Jersey Forgery and Counterfeiting Laws at a Glance. The chart below provides a summary of statutes related to New Jersey’s forgery and counterfeiting laws, including links to important code sections.

If you are being charged with forgery you should act quickly. A conviction of forgery can show up on background checks and seriously hinder your ability to find a job, take a mortgage or loan and even cross the border. Contact The Rosenblum Law today.