Whether you have been arrested in New York for Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree (New York Penal Law 175.30) and need to consult with a New York Criminal lawyer or you are the target of a New York City theft scheme involving the crime of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (New York Penal Law 175.35) and want a grasp on the law governing these crimes, Crotty Saland PC’s Offering a False Instrument for Filing information page is a good source for education. While no substitute for advice from the attorney with whom you thoroughly vet your particular case, the Offering a False Instrument for Filing information page can provide you with the basic understanding of the crimes in New York.
Generally, the crime of Offering a False Instrument for Filing occurs when you know that a written instrument has false information, but you still present it to a public office (or servant). Further, you must do so knowing or believing that it will be filed in some manner with that public office. The case is increased to the First Degree offense when you also have an intent to defraud. NY PL 175.35 is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison while NY PL 175.30 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. It is important to note that many times, the crime of Offering a False Instrument for Filing is associated with other more serious felonies including Grand Larceny, Enterprise Corruption and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. In other words, Offering a False Instrument for filing is potentially a serious felony, but may only be a smaller part of a more serious scheme.
For in depth information on the crime of Offering a False Instrument for Filing, please follow the highlighted links above. Extensive information on the crimes of Grand Larceny, Enterprise Corruption and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument can be found through their respective links above as well. Beyond the Crotty Saland PC website, information on these and other crimes can be found through a search of the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog where criminal statutes, analysis of legal decisions and commentary on cases in the news can be found.
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