Forgery Charge Defense
Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Criminal Forgery Defense Attorney – Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
What is a Forgery?
Forgery is a crime in which someone falsifies something with the intent to deceive. There are a number of different kinds of forgery ranging from counterfeiting, signing another person’s signature on an official document or check, to art forgery. All forms of forgery are treated as serious crimes under the law. In some instances, forgery is severely punished, especially in the case of counterfeiting.
Maximum Forgery Charge Conviction Penalty
Whoever commits forgery shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree which has a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In more serious offenses, forgery may be charged as a federal crime which carries significantly harsher conviction penalties.
Burden of Proof for a Forgery Charge Conviction
The burden of proof lies in proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the act of forgery. The burden includes proving the “essential” or “substantive” elements of the criminal offense of forgery. For more information regarding the burden of proof relating to forgery charges and potential defense strategies that may be available to you, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.
If a dismissal of your forgery charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.
Each forgery defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your criminal forgery charge issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.
If you must address forgery charge defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced forgery defense attorney – lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.