Legal Question in Criminal Law in Ohio

My signature was photocopied and transfered to a promisory note handwritten by an a removed ex-family member. I did not sign/nor would I ever sign a promisory note of $6000 for them. What laws in Ohio have been committed?

Asked on 10/02/12, 7:18 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Adam Burke Burke, Meis & Associates

At a minimum forgery.

In Ohio, forging an unauthorized writing is a felony of the Fifth Degree.

See Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.31. This includes a maximum penalty of one year in prison.

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Answered on 10/02/12, 7:45 pm

Joseph Jacobs The Jacobs Legal Group

If you want the person to be criminally prosecuted, report this to the police. Then remember that you can also sue them for your losses in a civil action. If you want any help feel free to call me directly. 216.952.1990.

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Answered on 10/02/12, 8:37 pm

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