Forgery

California Theft Crimes Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with or arrested for the crime of forgery it is important that you remain silent and contact an experienced attorney immediately.  Forgery is the illegal act of signing a document without the rightful owner’s approval or consent. This also includes altering a valid document or creating a fake document. A document can be any type of legal paper, although the most common items forged are checks. Forgery is a form of identity theft and is considered a white collar crime in the state of California.

Being charged with forgery is either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the circumstances.  A conviction is punishable in California by jail time, fines and probation.  A forgery conviction will also result in a permanent mark on your criminal record.  Forgery is a theft crime and often goes hand in hand with the crime of fraud and counterfeiting money; therefore law enforcement will make every attempt to deter you from becoming further entangled with the law.

Sometimes individuals are wrongly accused and are convicted for crimes they did not commit.  At the Law Offices of Trent Copeland our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and efficient when defending forgery crimes cases.  Our attorneys have the education and experience needed to protect you and your future rights.  Don’t try to represent yourself – often times this will result in harsher consequences.

Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Trent Copeland we offer an insightful legal consultation.  We will review the facts surrounding your forgery case and determine what would be the best stance to take in defending and protecting your rights.  Your freedom and future are extremely important to our lawyers; they will make every attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dropped completely.  Our lawyers will immediately begin the steps necessary to protect you and will fight to provide you with winning results for your forgery case in California.