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What are the potential criminal penalties for forging a signature

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What are the potential criminal penalties for forging a signature with intent to defraud somebody in Scotland?
Thank you for your question.

This is a common law crime so the answer to your question depends on:

1. The nature and amount of loss to the victim and the effect of the loss.
2. The manner in which the crime was committed.
3. The previous record of the offender.
4. The personal circumstances of the offender.
5. Generally all the circumstances of the case.

If you can give me details I can give you an indication of sentence.

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