Colorado Springs Forgery Attorney
Have You Been Accused of Forgery in Colorado?
Forgery is the act of altering a written document. Most commonly, forgery
is thought of as someone signing another individual's name to a document
and attempting to pass the signature off as authentic. Forgery is a serious
crime that can result in severe punishments if convicted. Falsifying a
document that leads to financial gain is illegal and can lead to charges.
In many cases, people don't realize they are committing forgery, or
are unaware of the consequences. Signing a spouse's name to a document,
even with his or her permission, can lead to forgery charges, or at the
very least can result in a business deal falling through. If you are facing
forgery charges contact a Colorado Springs white collar crimes attorney
to discuss your case and see what options and defenses are available to you.
At The Samuelson Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting those in Colorado
Springs from criminal allegations. Just because someone has been accused
of a crime does not make them guilty, and we seek to uncover the evidence,
get to the truth of the matter, and secure your best possible outcome.
Learn more about how my team and I can help you by contacting our firm now.
About Colorado Forgery Laws
Forgery is a
white collar crime. Many white collar crimes are charged as
federal crimes, which are much more serious and punishable in a severe way. Whether or
not your forgery charges are tried as a federal crime or a state crime
depends upon the circumstances of your case. If your forgery charges affected
people in more than one state, you will likely be facing federal charges.
You can be charged for forgery for documents such as:
- Government securities
- Identification documents
- Stocks or bonds
- Lottery tickets
- Legal documents
- Public records
Forgery charges are classified in three degrees, as well as misdemeanor
or felony. If you are convicted of misdemeanor forgery charges, you may
be facing a minimum of one year in jail. Felony charges can result in
several years in federal prison. Other penalties include paying restitution
to the victims, community service, probation, and monetary fines.
Forgery Attorney Serving Colorado Springs
At The Samuelson Law Firm we have over 15 years of experience defending
our clients that are facing white collar crime charges, including
business crimes, forgery,
money laundering and more. When you hire me, you get not only an experienced attorney,
but the knowledge and expertise of my consulting staff as well. We are
a small, boutique law firm that will individually and conscientiously
defend all of our clients to the best of our ability. I treat every case
as if I were the one up there facing charges and will make sure to do
everything in my power to possibly have your charges reduced or dropped
Contact a Colorado Springs forgery attorney
today to discuss your case, and get started on your defense.