Fight back against forgery charges with help from the aggressive attorneys at Chambers Law Firm
Have you been accused of forgery? Depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime, you could face felony charges and serious penalties including thousands of dollars in fines and up to 3 y ears in state prison. Needless to say, it is well worth investing in the services of a qualified forgery defense attorney to help protect you from these consequences.
Chambers Law Firm makes an excellent choice of forgery defense attorney due to our detailed knowledge of the law, our experience fighting charges in and out of court, and our sincere dedication to securing the best possible outcome for each and every client. Our services are affordable and we will work with you to help you get the representation you need in a way you can afford.
Types of Forgery
You don’t have to have any particular skill at copying handwriting or documents in order to be accused of forgery. Why? Because it’s not the quality of the forged document that matters; it’s your intent. You can be charged with forgery if you take any of the following actions with the intent to commit fraud:
- Sign someone else’s name knowing you do not have permission to do so
- Fake a seal or someone else’s handwriting
- Change or falsify a legal document such as a will or a deed
- Fake or alter any document pertaining to money, finances, or property and then present it as genuine
The California Penal Code describes about 40 different types of documents that can be involved in forgery cases. Some common examples include checks, money orders, lottery tickets, real estate leases, property deeds, wills, contracts, and prescriptions.
Forgery Defense Strategies
There are two main strategies that we can employ to defend against forgery charges. First, we can seek to prove that you did not create the forged document in question through the use of handwriting experts and other witnesses. Secondly, we can try to prove that you did not intend to defraud anyone. This strategy is very effective, because without the intent to commit fraud the forgery charge basically falls apart. It is not illegal to create a fake document or sign someone else’s name if you have no intention of passing the result off as genuine in order to deprive someone of money, property, or a legal right or benefit.
If the evidence against you is very strong, we can still be of service as your forgery defense attorney. We have ample experience negotiating with DAs for fair and favorable plea deals, and we will work hard to protect you from jail time and other harsh penalties whenever possible.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you have been accused of forgery, you probably have many questions. You can get the answers you need by calling Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 and requesting a free initial consultation.