Forgery, in criminal law, willful fabrication or alteration of a written document with the intent to injure the interests of another in a fraudulent manner, and to use it as a legitimate document. The most commonly forged documents are passports and cheques.
The forgery is kind of identity theft, and considered a crime that may be committed by higher class member of the society and may include an individual without knowing his involvement. • The forgery according to legal regulations in UAE is a felony and punished by imprisonment, fine and possibility of deportation in addition to criminal record mark (Good Conduct Certificate). The forgery most likely accompanies fraud and deception, consequently, the authorities proceed to various charges related and interpenetrated to forgery.
In order to prevent individuals from committing such crimes, the laws impose various punishments as follows:
1- The forgery of currency or stamps or sealing may lead to life imprisonment.
2- The forgery of official documents like title deeds, birth and marriage certificates may lead to 10 years imprisonment.
3- The forgery of regular documents like an agreement or invoice may lead to 3 years imprisonment
Sometimes the individual may be wrongfully accused and convicted of the crimes despite being innocent, we at Law Offices of Mohamed Al Marzooqi Advocates & Consultancy is fully aware of forgery crimes whether official or regular and fully capable to defend your rights, our legal team has the knowledge, skill, and expertise to fight the crimes charges against you. Avoid attending the court by yourself, many times this will lead to unfavorable consequences, assign a specialized attorney to deal with this kind of cases. If you have been charged or arrested, it is important to keep silence and immediately contact an experienced attorney.
At Law Offices of Mohamed Al Marzooqi Advocates & Consultancy we will study the case fact regarding the forgery and take the best possible defense to protect your rights. Your freedom and future are at most importance for our legal team and we will do our best to achieve your acquittal or reduced sentences or stop the execution. Our legal team will immediately take the necessary legal procedure to protect you and achieve favorable outcome regarding the accused charge.