Can I file charges myself regarding grand theft?

Notary notarized fraudulent signatures on a satisfaction of mortgage on a $150K loan (in public records). I have all the necessary proof; I know who she is. Can I file grand theft charges on her? Can I represent myself in this kind of case or do I need legal counsel? In process of filing against her bond and there’s a legal hold on her notary right now. I don’t know what area of law this falls under; I would guess Civil.

Asked on October 26, 2011 under Criminal Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

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