Is Falsifying Documents a Crime?

Falsifying documents is a felony crime in many states, according to LegalMatch. It involves altering any type of document with deceitful intent and a person who is convicted of it can be punished with heavy fines or incarceration.

As LegalMatch points out, the most common type of falsification occurs when someone forges a signature on a document such as a tax return or an official company letterhead. It is also considered falsification if a person passes on documents that they haven’t personally falsified, but which they know are incorrect or are being used for the purposes of concealing or misrepresenting any type of assets and information.