• I don't know for sure, but I would think your spouse would have to file charges. I 'forge' my husband's name all the time....on everything..I even bought a car in his name that he didn't know about, until after the fact. But then, I have his power of attorney.
  • It's illegal to forge a name regardless of whether you have thier permission or not because doing so you are effectively committing fraud. That said if they tell you to there shouldn't be any issues. Just be sure you're not getting set up because they want to get rid of you.
  • It is illegal if you do not have your spouse's permission to do so.
  • A conviction of forgery in Virginia could result in a severe prison sentence. The actual time served is up to the judge to determine. Remember, that in a court of law, the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty, and the defense will almost surely insist on a handwriting expert to "prove" the allegations. It is a very time consuming and expensive process to to through.
  • "forging" is only illegal if you don't have permission to sign the other person's name.
  • Forgery and Fraud are criminal in any State. I do not know what the sentence would be in a particular State or even by a particular Court system.
  • The bottom line is yes. I mean you can have permission but unless you have that in writing you could never prove you did.
  • I don't live in Virginia, so I don't know what their laws are, but I wouldn't be surprised if it carries a jail sentence.
  • Certain elements must be met for it to qualify as forgery: Forgery in Virginia In Virginia, a person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure someone, the person creates, alters, or knowingly tries to use any public record or certificate, bank note or coin, or other document The punishment for forgery can include prison time because forgery is a felony. In most cases, forgery is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a hefty fine. The court will also require that any restitution be paid to the complaining witness.

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