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WPIC 130.01 Forgery—Definition

11A WAPRAC WPIC 130.01Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11A Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 130.01 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XIII. Miscellaneous Crimes
WPIC CHAPTER 130. Forgery
WPIC 130.01 Forgery—Definition
A person commits the crime of forgery when, with intent to injure or defraud, he or she [falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument] [or] [possesses, [utters,] offers, disposes of, or puts off as true, a written instrument which he or she knows to be forged].
Use this instruction if it will help the jury understand the charged offense or if it is necessary to define this particular offense for the jury. See the Comment to WPIC 4.24 (Definition of the Crime—Form).
Use bracketed material as applicable.
With this instruction, use WPIC 10.01 (Intent—Intentionally—Definition) and WPIC 130.10 (Written Instrument—Definition). Also use as applicable, WPIC 130.11 (Falsely Make—Definition), WPIC 130.12 (Falsely Complete—Definition), and WPIC 130.13 (Falsely Alter—Definition).
It is preferable not to use the legalistic word “utter.” See the Comment to WPIC 130.03 (Forgery—Possessing—Offering—Disposing of—Elements). If it is used, it should be defined.
RCW 9A.60.020.
See Comments to WPIC 130.02 (Forgery—Making—Completing—Altering—Elements) and WPIC 130.03 (Forgery—Possessing—Offering—Disposing of—Elements).
[Current as of September 2019.]
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