Uttering Forged Instruments


In Florida, Uttering a Forged Instrument is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Definition of Uttering a Forged Instrument

Pursuant to Florida Statute 831.02, a person utters a forged instrument when he or she:
Utters and publishes as true a false or forged document
Knowing the document is false
With the Intent to injure or defraud any person

Penalties for Uttering a Forged Instrument

This crime is a third degree felony punishable by any combination of the following:

  1. 5 years in prison
  2. 5 years of probation
  3. $5,000 fine

Contact Us

If you have been charged with uttering a Forged Instrument in Palm Beach County, Broward County, or Martin County, contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.