Fraud can occur when you say or do something fraudulent or false, but it can also occur when you create a document which isn’t what it pretends to be. Forgery is the action of creating or producing a false document, signature, banknote or work of art and is considered a type of fraud.

Some of the more common examples of forgery include:

CPC 470(a) – forging or counterfeiting a California Driver’s License or ID Card. This could include changing the birth date, name or physical description, photograph or expiration date on any government issued I.D. card.

CPC 470(b) – makes it illegal to display or even possess a forged or counterfeit license.

Because it is a type of fraud, Forgery is considered a “crime of moral turpitude” and can greatly affect your future prospects for employment as well as create difficulties in applying for state licenses.

If you or someone you know is charged with Forgery, don’t wait; contact The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian for a consultation by visiting