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What is Uttering & Publishing?

July 8, 2013 Criminal Law and Procedure

A look at a criminal court docket in Michigan will show at least several defendants charged with the crime of uttering & publishing. But what does this odd sounding crime involve?

Uttering and publishing means to falsify a document in order to cheat someone. Often times this involves the passing of bad checks. The ‘intent’ to injure or defraud is a crucial element in the case against the defendant. This may be hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

Uttering and publishing can involve different types of documents, such as public records, financial devices, and real estate documents.

Prepare a Defense

To defend against a charge of uttering and publishing we must determine:

  • Was the document altered?
  • How much was the document altered?
  • Did the person use the document to cheat someone
  • What was the intent of the person’s actions?

Criminal Defense Attorney

Call us to see how we can defend your case. We are prepared to defend your case at trial or work out a resolution on good terms.

Here is a list of the forgery and counterfeiting crimes in the Michigan Penal Code. 

Contact Us

Call Sam Bernstein at 734-883-9584 or e-mail at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com.

Sam Bernstein is a defense lawyer in Ann Arbor.

ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.