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That's a serious offense. Forgery can be charged as a Class D felony, which in Iowa carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a fine of between $750-$7500. Best case scenario is that a judge goes easy on him and gives him probation on the new charges. But, given that he has a couple of theft charges already, and violated probation, I think it is more likely that if convicted, he will get some prison time for the new charges. If there is overwhelming evidence against him, he may be better off trying to reach a plea to reduce the possible amount of time he could serve in prison.
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