Forgery in Arizona, A.R.S.13-2002

A person commits forgery if, with intent to defraud, the person:

  • Falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument; or
  • Knowingly possesses a forged instrument; or
  • Offers or presents, whether accepted or not, a forged instrument or one that contains false information.

The possession of five or more forged instruments may give rise to an inference that the instruments are possessed with an intent to defraud. The experienced criminal defense lawyer is necessary in order to prevent the prosecutor in proving this specific intent crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

What are the Penalties for Forgery in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-2002

What are the Defenses to Forgery in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-2002

A few of the defenses to a charge of forgery in Arizona include:

  • No specific intent
  • No criminal intent Mistaken identity
  • Insufficient state's evidence