Arrested on Forgery Charges? Call Me!
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Forgery is a crime consisting of making, altering, or using any falsified written document or item, such as badges, seals, or credit cards, with the purpose of defrauding another person. Signing another person' name on a check or changing the amount written on a check without permission are common types of forgery.
Depending on the amount that was illegally obtained by forgery, those convicted could spend years behind bars and be fined several thousand dollars. You need a steady hand at the wheel when you are facing serious criminal charges in Texas. As a seasoned Fort Worth theft crimes lawyer, I can provide trusted counsel and representation.
My firm is fully devoted to protecting the rights of the accused and has advocated for countless clients in the past. Look to my firm to fight on your behalf today! Call today at (817) 953-2663.
How does Texas punish forgery?
Forgery is a crime that can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. Your charge may even depend on whether or not the alleged victim was an elderly or incapacitated person.
Penalties for a forgery conviction can include:
- Forging a will, deed, or checks: 18 months to 2 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines
- Forging paper money, postage, or bonds: 2 to 10 years in jail and $10,000 in fines
- Forging any other instrument: Up to 1 year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines
The charge is increased to the next highest category if the alleged victim is an elderly person. Your attorney can help you understand the nature of your charges as well how to best proceed with your defense.
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You will need a dynamic and competent defense against your forgery charges, especially in the face of such serious penalties. My firm can argue passionately on your behalf, utilizing unique strategies tailored to your specific case. Whether you are up against minor forgery charges or are facing years behind bars, you can count on my firm to defend your name.
Regardless of the details of your case, you need to seek immediate legal help from a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. Now is the time to call the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi to prepare your defense! Don't wait a moment longer!
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