Forgery Criminal Attorney in LA
Los Angeles Forgery Defense Lawyer
The federal government takes the crime of forgery very seriously. Our federal criminal attorneys are here to help you and fight on your behalf.
Forgery is when a defendant knowingly alters, creates, or uses a written document, intending to commit a fraud.
If there is no intent to defraud then there is no crime of forgery.
California Penal Code 470 defines forgery as a “wobbler” which means that it may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
If convicted of misdemeanor forgery, you face a maximum county jail sentence of one year.
If convicted of a felony, you face a California State Prison sentence of 16 months or two or three years.
If you are convicted of felony forgery and have at least one or two prior “strikes” on your record, you will be subject to a significantly greater prison sentence under California Three Strikes Law.
Our Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyers can and will help you if you have been charged with forgery. There are defenses we can use to fight on your behalf.
Contact our law firm anytime 24/7 so we can answer all your legal question.
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