PC 470 Defense

California Penal Code 470 – Forgery

California Penal Code § 470 is the statute outlining the criminal offense for forgery. Under this statute, any person who does the following with the intent to defraud is subject to criminal prosecution:

  • Signs the name of another;
  • Signs the name of a fictitious person;
  • Counterfeits or forges a seal; or
  • Falsifies a legal document such as a will

A person's intent to defraud and the fraudulent act they commit are two of the most important legal elements the government focuses on when attempting to convict accused individuals. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our legal team is capable of defending clients by disproving these legal elements, challenging the prosecution's case, and supporting defense strategies with compelling evidence.

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