An offense of this nature is subject to trial in a magistrate's court or even indictment.
However, backdating a contract should not be done lightly because it easily can be considered a criminal offense that carries quite hefty consequences.
In practice, however, use of backdated documents happens, for better or worse.
In French law, Section One of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act of 1981 states that a person can be considered guilty of forgery when he or she produces a false instrument, with the intent that he or she or another person will use it to convince another person that it is real.
Many jurisdictions allow for contracts that have an effective date that is earlier than the date that the documents were signed.
This is commonly known as "backdating." Just because you're able to backdate a contract in your area, though, doesn't always mean it's a good idea to do so.
When you backdate a car, you are customizing it in such a way that it looks like an older or altogether different car.
This does not mean painting on rust…this means making the car look like a mint-condition example of an older-model car than it really is.
Backdating a contract can have some negative effects.
Potential drawbacks can include: While backdating a contract's effective date might be appropriate in some situations, these issues, among others, should be carefully considered before you backdate any contractual documents.
Today’s Mustangs, while still very nice cars, just do not have the same “oomph” in their appearance or their muscle to compete with yesteryear.
While you could probably find a 1969 Mustang and restore it, many car modders are finding much more joy and satisfaction in retrofitting their newer cars to look like the cars of old.
This can cause the person accepting the instrument (in this case, a backdated document) to either do something or not do something based on the assumption that the instrument is genuine.