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What is the punishment for falsifying court documents and forging

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What is the punishment for falsifying court documents and forging a judge's signature in the state of Indiana?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
Depends on the circumstances...was this done for financial gain? If not for what purpose?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no financial gain I believe it was a summons for a court date and then one for contempt of court for failure to appear
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
then why was it done...what was the motive for the forgery?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
To be honest I'm not exactly sure the papers were sent by regular mail to my sister's fiance from his ex-wife....she is known for doing things just to cause problems and stir trouble.....recently she and a friend have made physical threats to my sister and I believe it may have been a ploy to get her to Indiana, however, I can't be sure of that. The papers were recieved early last week stating the court date is tomorrow my sister's finace called in to ask some questions and he was told he wasn't on the docket anywhere and there were no papers filed
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
Got it. IF this was not for financial gain, the punisument is less severe. This appears to be

IC 35-43-5-2.5
False government issued identification
Sec. 2.5. A person who knowingly or intentionally possesses, produces, or distributes a document not issued by a government entity that purports to be a government issued identification commits

a Class A misdemeanor.

Maximum punishment 1 year in jail.

You may want to report this to local law enforcement who can investigate.

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