Forgery Charge Attorneys, Serving All of New Jersey
If you have been charged with forgery, you face serious charges that demand the attention of a serious criminal defense lawyer. A forgery conviction will lead to serious penalties, such as fines, probation and the possibility of prison. Further, the nature of this conviction will present numerous problems in the job market. At Maynard Law Office, LLC, our New Jersey forgery defense lawyers will present a tenacious defense to these allegations.
While checks or credit cards are often the subject of forgery allegations, New Jersey’s statute on forgery is very broad. Forgery can involve altering or changing another person’s writing without his or her authorization. It can also involve making, completing or issuing a writing and purporting this writing to be another person’s. Forgery also involves signing someone else’s name on a document. Forgery can be charged as a third-degree crime or fourth-degree crime, depending on the circumstances. The possession of forgery devices is also a third-degree crime. Third-degree crimes are punishable by three to five years in prison.
Looking at the Evidence From Every Perspective
In order to prove forgery, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the intent to commit a fraud or knew you were committing fraud. This can be a hard obstacle for the state to overcome.
The facts of every case are different, but one thing is the same. We will tailor our defense to the unique facts of your case and give you the best possible opportunity to achieve a positive outcome to your charges.
Serving All of New Jersey, Including Morristown, Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls & Somerville
Call 973-540-0054 for our Morristown law firm to schedule your free initial consultation. Do not let financial issues prevent you from getting the defense you need. We offer payment plans and accept major credit cards.