Section Code: 0250 - 0257
OFFENCE RELATING TO COUNTERFEITING AND ALTERATION
Chapter 2: Offence Relating to Seals, Stamps and Tickets
Section 250. Forging a State Seal
Whoever, to forge the State seal, State seal impression or King's Sign Manual, shall be imprisoned as from five years to twenty years and fined as from ten thousand Baht to forty thousand Baht.
Section 251. Forging a Seal of a Political Bureau
Whoever, forges a seal or impression of such seal of a Political Bureau, a public organization or an official, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to seven years and fined of two thousand to fourteen thousand Baht.
Section 252. Using a Forged Seal
Whoever, using the seal, seal impression or King's Sign Manual as mentioned under Section 250 or Section 251 as being the seal, seal impression or King's Sign Manual to be forged, shall be punished as provided by such Section.
Section 253. Wrongful use of a Seal
Whoever, having obtained possession of the seal or impression of the seal mentioned in Section 250 or Section 251, which is genuine, wrongfully uses such seal or impression of such seal in a manner likely to cause injury to the other person or the public, shall be liable to two-thirds of the punishment as provided in Section 250 or Section 251.
Section 254. Forged Seal for Postage, Taxation, or Fees
Whoever, forges a Government stamp used for postage, taxation or collection of fees, or alters a Government stamp used for such purposes in order to make other persons to believe that it has a higher value than it really has, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to seven years and fined of two thousand to fourteen thousand Baht.
Section 255. Importation of Forged Seals
Whoever imports a State seal, State seal impression, King's Sign Manual, seal or seal impression of Political Bureau, public organization or official, or stamp as specified under Section 250, Section 251 or Section 254 which to be forged or altered, shall be imprisoned as from one year to ten years and fined as from two thousand Baht to twenty thousand Baht.
Section 256. Alteration of a Government Seal
Whoever, erases, removes or does by any means whatever to the Government stamp as specified in Section 254, which has mark or has done any act to it to denote that it cannot longer be used, in order that it may be used again, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three years or fined not exceeding six thousand Baht, or both.
Section 257. Selling a Stolen Seal
Whoever, using, selling, offering for sale, exchanging or offering for exchange the stamp begotten from the commission as aforesaid by Section 254 or Section 256 whether commission under such Section being committed inside or outside the Kingdom, shall be imprisoned not more of three years or fined not more of six thousand Baht, or both.