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Dear Solicitor, I have been accused for fraud by false

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Dear Solicitor,I have been accused for fraud by false representation.I am sure the writing is not mine.
What I have to do?How accurate can Forensic Document Examination be?
Is it valid in court?Thanks in advance
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 11 months ago.

May we have the full background detail please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I made a claim for compensation. Each claim is composed by 2 documents:
1) A form to fill by the claimer with a date and a signature by the claimer.
2) A print out of a bank transaction proving the sale with no signature.The handwriting in the form is clearly not mine.What I have to do?How accurate can Forensic Document Examination be?
Is it valid in court?
Expert:  F E Smith replied 11 months ago.

Forensic examination of documents is not particularly accurate. With photocopies of documents, it is rarely possible to give an accurate indication. They must be originals.

If the originals are available, it is often possible to say beyond all reasonable doubt that a signature is not belonging to someone, but not to say that it does.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks.
The last question:
"Can be valid in a United Kindgom court as a proof on "not guitly" sentence?...if Forensic examination of documents say beyond all reasonable doubt that a signature is not mine.
Expert:  F E Smith replied 11 months ago.

I don’t know what you mean with your first question.

if the forensic examination of the documents says that there is a reasonable doubt about the signature being yours, then the prosecution would fail

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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