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Old 09-29-2009, 05:13 PM
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Default Forgery-possess/ fraud use/poss ident info

first offense....

Does anyone know how much time you can get for this?
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Not really easy to answer without more detailed information. You list two offenses. I'll paste in some information below. In general, a class A misdemeanor can be up to one year in jail but most counties give good time to cut that in half or to a third. A state jail felony can be 6 to 24 months with no possiblity of early release. Third degree felonies are 2 to 10 years in prison, second degree felonies can bring 2 to 20 years and a first degree felony is in the range of 5 to 99 years or life. Multiple sentences can be run concurrently (at the same time) or consecutively (one after the other ). First, second and third degree felonies come with the possiblity of early release with parole eligibility after about 1/8th of the time and eligiblity for release to mandatory supervision at a bit less than the halfway mark.

Sec. 32.21. FORGERY.
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(c) Except as provided in Subsections (d) and (e) an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if the writing is or purports to be a will, codicil, deed, deed of trust, mortgage, security instrument, security agreement, credit card, check, authorization to debit an account at a financial institution, or similar sight order for payment of money, contract, release, or other commercial instrument.
(e) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the writing is or purports to be:
(1) part of an issue of money, securities, postage or revenue stamps;
(2) a government record listed in Section 37.01(2)(C); or
(3) other instruments issued by a state or national government or by a subdivision of either, or part of an issue of stock, bonds, or other instruments representing interests in or claims against another person.
[Section 37.01(2)(C) a license, certificate, permit, seal, title, letter of patent, or similar document issued by government, by another state, or by the United States]



Sec. 32.51. FRAUDULENT USE OR POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
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(c) An offense under this section is:
(1) a state jail felony if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is less than five;
(2) a felony of the third degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is five or more but less than 10;
(3) a felony of the second degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 10 or more but less than 50; or
(4) a felony of the first degree if the number of items obtained, possessed, transferred, or used is 50 or more.
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