17.2 FORGERY - UTTERING 831.02, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Uttering a Forgery, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. [Name of defendant] passed or offered to pass as true a ent named [document na. med 2. [Name of defendant] knew the [document named in charge] to be false, altered, forged or counterfeited. 3. [Name of defendant] intended to injure or defraud some person or firm.