Forgery of Movement Permits during the Pandemic: Does It Constitute a Criminal Offence?

The article analyzes the argument accepted by some Chilean criminal courts, according to which the movement permits issued through the website “Comisaría Virtual” are not “public documents”. Accordingly, the forgery of such permits would not be punishable under the crime of forgery of public documents. The article criticizes this approach and suggests an alternative interpretation, which leads to sanctioning the forgery of such documents.

Article in Spanish language. Click here to download.