Jacksonville Forgery Defense Attorney
Forgery Crimes in FL
If you have been charged with forgery, you will need strong and effective representation quickly. Give the criminal defense team at Farah & Farah a call before it is too late. State and federal prosecutors move quickly to convict those accused of forging official documents, creating counterfeits or intending to use falsified documents. It is also a particularly tricky crime to defend because of the physical evidence often involved. You will need a dedicated criminal defense attorney who understands the complexity of the charges. Give our office a call today at (904) 263-4610 and schedule a case evaluation. Let our experience be your best defense.
But you may be thinking: “They have all the proof they need! I’ve got no defense.”
What you may believe is an airtight case may in fact be loaded with holes. There are a number of defensive options at your disposal, including:
- Lack of physical evidence or mishandled investigation;
- Lack of intent to deceive the intended party;
- You were forced or coerced into forging said document(s).
In either case, you must act quickly. The longer you wait to find suitable representation, the easier it is for the prosecution to throw the book at you. And in the state of Florida, forgery is defined as a third degree felony, a very serious offense that state attorneys waste little time prosecuting. You could be looking at one or all three of the following:
- Up to five (5) years in prison.
- Up to five (5) years of probation.
- Up to $5,000 in fines.
If convicted, you not only face substantial penalties and potential jail time, your record is forever tarnished. Crimes involving fraud make securing future employment and applying for basic things such as a credit card or license much more difficult, if not impossible. Don’t let this happen – call Farah & Farah today and schedule a confidential consultation. We believe in every citizen’s right to a strong legal defense and we will employ every resource available to ensure your freedoms are preserved.
The number to dial is (904) 263-4610 or you can submit your information online and we will get back to you shortly.
Did I Commit Forgery in Florida?
There are a number of actions that can fall not only under the umbrella of fraud, but forgery as well. In most cases, forgery is fairly straight forward: the manufacturing, assembling or creation of a falsified document, either wholly or partially, that has some type of legal efficacy. This could be anything from a check to a driver’s license, or even concert tickets. But there are other instances of forgery you may not have realized until now. If you are in possession of a forged check and knowingly use the false document to defraud a store or individual, this is known as “uttering” and considered a form of forgery. Whatever the particulars of your situation, you’ll need to speak with a defense attorney quickly.
Your Best Defense
Call the Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys at Farah & Farah today to discuss your defense options; while your situation may feel hopeless or out of control, you have options, as well as the right to strong legal representation. Don’t let your freedoms go without a fight – contact our firm today for more information.