Filing False Documents

Have You Been Charged With Filing False Documents in Georgia?

Crimes against public administration are very specific crimes and require knowledgeable representation to fight! If you or a loved one has been charged with filing false documents you need a public administration attorney in Georgia today. Lawson and Berry has over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience so put their expertise to work for you today.

Filing False Documents in Georgia

The document means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form and shall include, but shall not be limited to, liens, encumbrances, title, instruments relating to a security interest in or title to real or personal property, or other records, statements, or representations of fact, law, right or opinion. O.C.G.A. ยง16-10-20.1(a)

Therefore, it is unlawful for any person to:

  • Knowingly file, enter, or record any document in a public record or court of this state or of the United States knowing or having reason to know that such document is false or contains a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
  • Knowingly alter, conceal, cover up, or create a document and file, enter, or record it in a public record or court of this state or of the United States knowing or having reason to know that such document has been altered or contains a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.

Penalty for a Filing False Documents Conviction

A person who is convicted for filing false documents will be guilty of a felony and will be punished by a prison term between one and ten years or a fine up to $10,000, or both.

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