Los Angeles Forgery Attorney
Defending Los Angeles Residents against Criminal Forgery Charges
Forgery involves altering some type of written document, such as a lease or a will, without permission and with the specific intention of defrauding someone else. When it comes to forgery charges in Los Angeles, the state prosecutor has to prove that you are guilty of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. If you are found guilty and convicted, you can face serious consequence, including jail time and high fines.
An experienced Los Angeles forgery lawyer at Anand Law Group, P.C., can help defend you against a criminal forgery charge and ensure that all of your legal rights remain protected while your criminal case is pending.
Forgery can take on a variety of forms. Some of the most common types of forgeries include the following:
● Faking or otherwise duplicating a seal or someone else’s handwriting and affixing it to a document
● Signing another person’s name to a legal document, such as a loan document
● Altering a legal document in a manner that is not authorized
● Presenting a financial document, such as a check, that has been altered or which is fake
There are several steps that you or your lawyer can take to fight a criminal forgery charge. Fighting a charge for forgery may involve hiring a criminal investigator, filing a motion to dismiss against the prosecution, moving to suppress certain pieces of evidence, or presenting up a valid defense to the charge, such as lack of specific intent to defraud.
At Anand Law Group, P.C., we will explain all of your legal options in a criminal forgery case and help you decide on the best option for your case. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Los Angeles forgery attorney who will passionately advocate on your behalf, please contact us online today.