Making False Entries in Records or Returns
Los Angeles Making False Entries in Records or Returns Attorney
Defending Clients Criminally Charged with Making a False Entry in a Record or Return
California law prohibits individuals and businesses from forging, making, or altering an entry in a record or return. Depending upon the circumstances, a conviction for this offense can result in serious consequences, including a black mark on the person’s criminal record or, hefty fines. If you have been criminally charged with making false entries in a record or return, you need experienced legal counsel on your side defending you every step of the way.
A Los Angeles lawyer knowledgeable about making false entries in records or returns charges at Anand Law Group, P.C., can defend you against your criminal charge and work to lessen or eliminate the potential consequences, including a conviction.
Elements of the Offense
To obtain a conviction, the prosecution has to satisfy all of the legal elements of a claim beyond a reasonable doubt. In order to prove that you made a false entry in a record or return, the State must prove that you:
● Made the false entry with the specific intention of defrauding another person
● Altered, forged, or made an entry in a book of records – or in any written instrument that is a record or return.
Written instruments include wills, codicils, and other important documents.
One of the most important potential defenses to the criminal charge of making a false entry is a lack of intent to defraud. Specifically, if the accused individual does not specifically intend to commit an act of fraud against the alleged victim, then the accused may not be found guilty or convicted of the offense.
Talk with a Knowledgeable Los Angeles Making False Entries in Records or Returns Lawyer Today
At Anand Law Group, P.C., we can explore potential legal defenses to your criminal charge and represent you at all criminal court hearings in your case. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Los Angeles attorney knowledgeable about making false entries in records or returns charges, please contact us online today.