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I had a question about a fake Dr's note for work. I was

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Hi. I had a question about a fake Dr's note for work. I was waiting on the one from my dr which I should get today. Are there criminal charges for giving a fake note to my work?
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Virginia
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: That's teally it. I've not done anything like this before and was panicked for losing my job. I had FMLA and ran out of time
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  TexCrimLawyer, J.D. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.

To answer your question directly, not there are not criminal charges that could be brought against you for bringing a fake doctor's note to work. The only way I could see that it would be a crime is if you forged the signature of a real doctor, in theory, that could be a crime. That said, I'm not aware of ANY police department that would charge that as a crime. It's just too minor for the police to get involved with.

Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. Two things I think you should know:

1. The police are not going to arrest you for this, you can't get into trouble for forging a doctor's note.

2. Since FMLA is involved, if your job becomes aware of anything suspicious or fraudulent on a larger scale, they could report that and an investigation for Fraud would be launched, and that could potentially result in criminal fraud charges being brought against you.

From what you shared though, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I hope that was helpful!

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Expert:  TexCrimLawyer, J.D. replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Good evening, just wanted to make sure you don't have any follow-up questions from our earlier conversation? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns.

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