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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

The relevant NY law originally said that "Written instrument" means any instrument or article, including computer data or a computer program, containing written or printed matter ...
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Clever Probate Fraud (UK) - How Did He Do It?

Who administers the will of someone who dies intestate, who has no family? There is a position known as the "public administrator" paid mostly from fees charged to probate estates in most ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

You say "absent additional legal restrictions on modifying such documents," but why are you assuming that absence? There are indeed additional legal restrictions on modifying such documents. ...
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Are forged signatures on company documents illegal?

I was told that when you sign something in the UK, then it is your signature, no matter what name you are using. So if you sign a contract with my name, then it's your signature and you are bound by ...
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What are the consequences of forging a will, in common law and in civil law?

In General Forging a will, or coercing someone to sign a will or any similar document would be a serious crime in pretty much every jurisdiction that I have heard of. The exact penalties and legal ...
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What are the consequences of forging a will, in common law and in civil law?

australia Up to 10 years in prison Part 5 of the NSW Crimes Act 1900 deals with forgery and s253 specifically deals with making a false document - it doesn't matter if that false document is a will ...
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Which states use disproportionate punishment in case of forged travel documents?

Do you consider caning disproportionate? Both Singapore and Malaysia can punish travelling on false papers with caning. Most EU countries have punishments of 0-3 years imprisonment (Hungary has 8), so ...
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Can a person get in trouble for using an altered photo ID?

Using any altered document is a crime in most jurisdictions, and in the U.S., most states count it as a potentially serious felony punishable by prison time and/or fines. As for it not "harming" ...
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Can a person get in trouble for using an altered photo ID?

Your passport is not yours, it is owned by the government and altering it, even in a digital copy, is a serious crime. For example, passport fraud in Australia attracts a penalty of 10 years jail or a ...
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Name forged on automobile bill of sale

The first step you could take would be to report the forgery to the police with the name of the person committing it, and the name of the buyer and what you heard from her that she observed him doing ...
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Mayor forged hotel receipt while drunk

I am assuming you are not the councilor. Civil matter you have no standing. The councilor does. Maybe the hotel bar does. I can’t think of anyone else who does. Criminal matter If a crime was ...
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What it takes to conceal facts of medical malpractice?

Falsification of evidence, forgery of documents, destruction of evidence (which is called "spoliation"), giving false testimony under oath or otherwise, and all manner of other similar ...
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Given that you voluntarily turned the car over to the buyer, it isn't your car anymore. The correct procedure would be to file a civil case against the buyer for breach of contract, where he would ...
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Close family member got me intro trouble in my home country, unsure how to proceed

The following answer applies in the situation where all countries involved are member states of the European Union: Can the tax services in countryA confiscate accounts that are opened in countryB ...
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What is the difference between "tamper," "alter," and "mutilate"

"Tamper" implies action taken with intend to improperly change the meaning. "Alter" simply means "change". "Mutilate" simply means "damage" but in this context implies "Make unreadable". "Obliterates" ...
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What happens if I forge a customer's signature?

Am i going to jail? I'm so scared. No, probably not. The details depend on jurisdiction, but normally the only crime you could be accused of would be that of forgery. However, forgery by definition ...
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Is forging another's signature prosecutable if forger had permission?

Take the laws of Washington to be typical. RCW 9A.60.010 defines crucial terms: To "falsely complete" a written instrument means to transform an incomplete written instrument into a ...
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What is the remedy if a lawyer forges a client's signature on a will?

You can ask a law enforcement officer or district attorney to press charges. Generally, you cannot do so yourself. In practice, this kind of allegation is almost never criminally prosecuted. A ...
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Is selling forgery-producing equipment a crime in the United States?

Possibly: remember that we have 50 different states and their laws plus the federal government. Alabama criminal code §13A-9-9 define the crime of "possession of a forgery device", which is ...
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What are the penalties for attempting to fill a forged prescription in the U.S.?

If the DA decides to press charges (we don't know) and if he is convicted (looks like a solid case), the problems are not just the sentence itself. There might be a probation period with conditions ...
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What are the legal implications of manipulating Bitcoin if you could “forge” transactions?

Theft You have taken Alice’s property with the intention of permanently depriving him of it - that’s theft. The fact that you didn’t appropriate it for yourself is irrelevant.
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Is shredding a document included in forgery?

No The destruction of a document is not forgery - it's routine practice. However, if the document were destroyed for an unlawful purpose, that might be a different crime - evidence tampering, ...
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Wrong name used on bank account

This is an interesting question and one that does not have a uniform answer. For example, in Colorado, while there is a court proceeding by which you can change your name, there is also case law ...
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Someone forged my signature in the bill of sales

Your main concern is not actually the signature on the bill of sale, its getting your money back. The bit with the signature might be leverage, but you need to focus on the money first. If you ...
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Someone forged my signature in the bill of sales

California law Cal. Pen. 470 penalizes forgery, but also requires there to be an intent to defraud. Since this is a crime, you don't prove anything, you simply report it to the police and they decide ...
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Example of wills being declared forged without the signature being forged?

law-in-fiction I can't improve on the answer by ohwilleke for actual cases, but this kind of thing has been dealt with a number of times in fiction, where forged or invalid wills are rather more ...
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