Forgery and Uttering

Forgery in Court Posession of Counterfeit Counterfeiting Counterfeiting US Currency
5 years and/or $10,000 fine 3 years and/or $1,000 fine 10 years and/or $1,000 fine 10 years and/or $10,000 fine

§ 8-606.1. Forging, falsifying, or counterfeiting signature of judge, court officer, or court employee (a) Prohibited. — A person may not: (1) forge, falsify, or counterfeit the signature of a judge, court officer, or court employee of the State; or (2) use a document with a forged, false, or counterfeit signature of a judge, court officer, or other court employee of the State knowing the signature to be forged, false, or counterfeit.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or both.(c) Statute of limitations and en banc review. — A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article. § 8-601. Counterfeiting of private instruments and documents (a) Prohibited. — A person, with intent to defraud another, may not counterfeit, cause to be counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in counterfeiting any: (1) bond; (2) check; (3) deed; (4) draft; (5) endorsement or assignment of a bond, draft, check, or promissory note; (6) entry in an account book or ledger; (7) letter of credit; (8) negotiable instrument; (9) power of attorney; (10) promissory note; (11) release or discharge for money or property; (12) title to a motor vehicle; (13) waiver or release of mechanics’ lien; or (14) will or codicil. (b) Prohibited — Possession of counterfeit. — A person may not knowingly, willfully, and with fraudulent intent possess a counterfeit of any of the items listed in subsection (a) of this section.(c) Penalty. (1) A person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both. (2) A person who violates subsection (b) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both. § 8-604. Counterfeiting United States currency with intent to defraud (a) Prohibited. — A person may not, with intent to defraud: (1) manufacture United States currency; (2) counterfeit, cause to be counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in counterfeiting United States currency; or (3) make, scan, record, reproduce, transmit, or have in the person’s control, custody, or possession an analog, digital, or electronic image of United States currency.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or both.

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