Altering, Forging, or Falsifying Documents; Penalty - Mich. Comp. Laws Section 257.257
(1) A person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a felony:
(a) Alters with fraudulent intent any certificate of title, registration certificate, or registration plate issued by the department.
(b) Forges or counterfeits any such document or plate purporting to have been issued by the department.
(c) Alters or falsifies with fraudulent intent or forges any assignment upon a certificate of title.
(d) Holds or uses such a document or plate knowing the same to have been altered, forged, or falsified.
(e) Knowingly possesses, sells, or offers for sale a stolen, false, or counterfeit certificate of title, registration certificate, registration plate, registration decal, or registration tab.
(2) A person who is convicted of a second violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 2 years or more than 7 years, or by a fine of not less than $1,500.00 or more than $7,000.00, or both.
(3) A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 5 years or more than 15 years, or by a fine of not less than $5,000.00 or more than $15,000.00, or both.
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History: 1949, Act 300, Eff. Sept. 23, 1949 ;-- Am. 1992, Act 309, Eff. Mar. 31, 1993
Last modified: January 28, 2015