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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, bribery, 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 altogether.
Contact a Colorado Springs forgery attorney today to discuss your case, and get started on your defense.
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