Specifically, fraudulently creating or changing an object so that it is perceived to be more rare, precious, or appears to have an authorship it does not possess is prohibited under the statute, as is using deception in the making, editing, or retouching of a photograph, movie, or audio recording.
Other acts that violate 2913.32 include altering the packaging, revenue stamps, or corks of alcoholic beverages, or selling those with reused stamps, or possessing or reading out loud any object that has been simulated according to the above.
As a base charge,Criminal Simulation will be charged as a first degree misdemeanor, with a possible six month jail sentence upon conviction.
The charges for criminal simulation can be graded higher based on the financial losses involved, and may be charged as high as a third degree felony.
The attorneys at Patituce & Associates have extensive experience in theft and fraud cases, and can protect you from the penalties of Criminal Simulation.
Call us today at (440) 471-7811 for a free consultation with an experienced Cleveland criminal simulation defense attorney.