Forgery, Penal Code 470
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Penal Code § 470. Forgery occurs when an individual knowingly alters, creates, or uses a
written document, intending to commit a fraud for their own benefit. Under
Penal Code section § 473, forgery is punishable by imprisonment in
the state prison or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year.