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Forgery Laws in Canada

Part IX of the Criminal Code / Against Property

Creating or Altering Documents with False Information

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Forgery - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Counterfeit mark

A label, sticker, emblem or other symbol that is identical with or substantially indistinguishable from a genuine mark or designation and is often used to falsely show that a product has met a certain standard.

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Exchequer bill paper

The paper used to print government-issued currency. People who fraudulently make their own currency can be charged with forgery.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

Forgery - Tagged With:
Tagged With: Against Property
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