Growing up we’re often told lying is bad, but that doesn’t always stop us from telling a lie here or there. On occasion, a simple white lie seems like it might do no harm, but when it comes to the law and those enforcing it – a small lie can lead to big trouble. Falsifying personal information on a legal document including changing or modifying for an unlawful purpose is a criminal offense. It is considered a white-collar crime and can be charged as a felony.
This information can include, but is not limited to:
- Social security numbers
- Past criminal history
- Tax information
- Personal checks
- Identification cards
Consequences One May Face After Falsifying Information
In Florida, falsifying information is typically a felony charge and can result in prison time, probation, fines, and a permanent criminal record.
If you or someone you know is currently facing charges due to falsifying documents, the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a difference in how the case is handled. Russel Spatz has decades of experience with these types of cases and can help you with yours. Give him a call today at (305) 442-0200 to schedule a consultation.