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What are Forgery charges?
Forgery is commonly defined and referred to as the illegal action of with complete knowledge and intent of creating, using, and or altering false and fake documents which sole purpose is to defraud and deceive another individual or group of individuals. If you have been charged with the crime of forgery you must contact a lawyer ASAP, and Wise Laws has attorneys whom have great knowledge and understanding in dealing with these specific types of crimes and charges that you may possibly being dealing with at the moment. If convicted, from these forgery charges, you can be facing very strict penalties ranging from fines, jail time, probation, and great amounts of community service. Most claims of forgery occur in the workplace, whether its your company, an employee, or personally or federal governments charge you with illegal business practices.
Types of Forgery Charges
The most common forged documents include personal checks, identification cards, drivers licenses, contracts, legal certificates, signatures, financial documents, legal documents, and credit cards. Forgery also includes the act of replicating art, coins, money, and stamps.
You can also be charged with forgery if you knowingly and with intent pass along, transfers, or deliver forged documents to another individual or group of individuals. Even if the defendant did not originally forge the document, you can still be charged with forgery if the prosecution proves that you intended to provide the forged documents to another individual.
Penalties for Forgery
If you are convicted of forgery, you can expect to face many penalties set by the court, such as prison sentences lasting up to ten years, huge fines, probation time, restitution, community service, and permanent record marks. Afterwards, your reputation will be ruined professionally, often making it difficult to find employment, obtain a loan, and or rent or buy a home.
Forgery can be a complicated criminal offense that should not be confused with fraud, a similar crime. If you are accused of Forgery please contact Wise Laws to speak with a legal representative so that we can help fight your case before the situation gets worse.