Description

Fraudulent Vehicle Registration Stickers charges may be filed against a person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud, alters, forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a certificate of ownership, registration card, license, license plate, or permit; or with fraudulent intent displays or causes or permits to be displayed a forged certificate of ownership or registration.

What does the prosecutor have to prove?

1. Defendant, altered, forged, counterfeited or falsified a certificate of ownership, registration card, certificate or license.
2.Defendant did so with the intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud.

Punishment

Felony: 16months/2years/3years
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days

 

Can this be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor (“wobbler”)?Yes
Is this charge a strike?No
Is this charge a “serious felony”No
Is this charge a “violent felony”No
Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?No
Do I have to register as a drug offender if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to own or possess a firearm if convicted?Yes
Do I lose my right to vote if convicted?Yes
Am I eligible for a local sentence (PC § 1170(h)) if convicted?Yes
Am I eligible for PC § 1000 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I eligible for Prop. 36 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I required to give a DNA sample if convicted?Yes
Is this charge considered a “crime of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “aggravated felony” for immigration purposes?May
Is this charge considered a “controlled substance violation” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “domestic violence” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “firearm conviction” for immigration purposes?No