Tampering With Official Identity Documents

Tampering With Official Identity Documents in Europe

Tampering With Official Identity Documents in Germany

Provisions relating to tampering with official identity documents in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-three, under the heading “Forgery,” located in Section 273 Tampering with official identity documents, which reads: (1) Whosoever for the purpose of deception in legal commerce removes, renders unrecognisable, covers up or suppresses an entry in an official identity document or removes a single page from an official identity document or 1. uses an official identity document 2. altered in such a way, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine unless the offence is punishable under section 267 or section 274. (2) The attempt shall be punishable.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to tampering with official identity documents is current as of 2010

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