Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-2003. Criminal possession of a forgery device;  classification

A. A person commits criminal possession of a forgery device if the person either:

1. Makes or possesses with knowledge of its character and with intent to commit fraud any plate, die, or other device, apparatus, equipment, software, access device, article, material, good, property or supply specifically designed or adapted for use in forging written instruments.

2. Makes or possesses any device, apparatus, equipment, software, access device, article, material, good, property or supply adaptable for use in forging written instruments with intent to use it or to aid or permit another to use it for purposes of forgery.

B. Subsection A, paragraph 1 does not apply to peace officers or prosecutors in the performance of their duties.

C. A violation of subsection A, paragraph 1 is a class 6 felony.  A violation of subsection A, paragraph 2 is a class 5 felony.


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