California Forgery Attorney
Have you been charged with Forgery? Your record could be in Jeopardy!
In California, being found guilty of assault can come with serious consequences ranging from jail time to a hefty fine. There are different aspects to the crime of assault, all of which come with serious penalties. A charge of assault can have detrimental effects on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone; do not face the court room alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
California Forgery Charges and Penalties
What is Forgery?
In California forgery can be defined as:
• Every person who, with the intent to defraud, counterfeits or forges the seal or handwriting of another; or
• Every person who, with the intent to defraud, falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits, utters, publishes, passes, or attempts or offers to pass, as true and genuine, any of the following items, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, counterfeited.
Examples of forgery include signing another person’s name to a document like a check, will, or contract. Other examples include signing the name of a doctor when writing a fake prescription or endorsing a check when it is written to someone else.
What is the Penalty?
The penalties for forgery can include not only jail time but a hefty fine. The punishment depends on how much money the forgery is valued at. It is a misdemeanor offense if the value does not exceed $950.00 and is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year, a fine, or both.
If the value exceeds $950.00, it is considered a felony offense and is punishable by potentially longer imprisonment, a fine, or both.
As the sentence can vary so greatly, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence for you.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a forgery charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should I do if I have been accused of Forgery and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of forgery, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of forgery including not meaning to use that information. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage, eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of forgery on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the banking industry, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know have been accused of forgery, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 470, Forgery; signatures or seals; corruption of records
CA Penal Code § 473, Forgery; punishment
CA Penal Code § 17; Felony; misdemeanor; infraction; classification of offenses.
A Los Angeles, California Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
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