2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 21 - Forgery and Counterfeiting.
97-21-33 - Penalty for forgery.

§ 97-21-33. Penalty for forgery.
 

Persons convicted of forgery shall be punished by imprisonment in the Penitentiary for a term of not less than two (2) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or both; provided, however, that when the amount of value involved is less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) in lieu of the punishment above provided for, the person convicted may be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than six (6) months, or by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both, within the discretion of the court. 
 

Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 4(42); 1857, ch. 64, art. 124; 1871, § 2588; 1880, § 2840; 1892, § 1119; 1906, § 1200; Hemingway's 1917, § 930; 1930, § 957; 1942, § 2187; Laws,  1928, ch. 38; Laws, 1970, ch. 343, § 1; Laws, 2003, ch. 499, § 6, eff from and after July 1, 2003.
 

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