Maryland forgery law is under the umbrella of fraud crimes.  Forgery is creating a counterfeit document or assisting in the creating of such a document with the intent to defraud another.


8. Negotiable instrument; 

9. Letter of credit; 

10. Title to a motor vehicle; 

11. Waiver or release of a mechanic's lien; 

12. Endorsement or assignment of a bond, draft, check or promissory note; 

13. Release or discharge for money or property; or 

14. Power of Attorney.

Financial Crimes: Forgery

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Maryland forgery law states that a person may not with the intent to defraud another counterfeit or willing assist in the counterfeiting of:


1. Check; 

2. Bond; 

3. Draft; 

4. Deed; 

5. Entry in an account book or ledger; 

6. Promissory note; 

7. Will or codicil;




A person that violates this forgery law is guilty of a felony and subject to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 10 years and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00.  Under Maryland forgery law a person that is knowingly in possession of a counterfeited item is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a prison term of up to 3 years and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00.  Criminal defense attorney Maria Patterson has tried over 100 civil jury trials and numerous district court bench trials in Maryland.


If you have been charged with forgery, please contact criminal lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at the law office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott in Bowie, Maryland in Prince George's County.  Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301.  Criminal defense attorney, Maria Patterson, handles circuit court and district court forgery matters in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert. and Montgomery Counties.