An altered deed will not go unpunished in Maryland!

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You may go to jail if you alter a deed, even if you have a good faith belief that the changes are correct. The poor fellow in this case believed he owned the entire fee interest in his business property. The State of Maryland and the highest Maryland appellate court did not agree, and now he's saddled with a fraud conviction and a two year sentence. Hire counsel to get a court declaration of your rights in real property!

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