Section 13A-9-3

Forgery in the second degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of forgery in the second degree if, with intent to defraud, he or she falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or to represent if completed:

(1) A deed, will, codicil, or contract which does or may evidence, create, transfer, terminate or otherwise affect a legal right, interest, obligation or status; or

(2) A public record, or an instrument filed or required or authorized by law to be filed in a public office or with a public employee; or

(3) A written instrument officially issued or created by a public office, public employees or government agency.

(b) Forgery in the second degree is a Class C felony.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4006; Acts 1979, No. 79-471, p. 862, §1; Act 2015-185, §2.)