Accused of forgery? We can protect your rights as your forgery defense attorney.
Forgery crimes can range from sloppily signing someone else’s name on a credit card receipt to meticulously recreating a seal on a legal document. It doesn’t really matter how convincing the forged document looks; what matters is your intent. Any time you create a forgery and then attempt to pass it off as genuine with the intent to commit fraud, you can be charged with forgery.
Common types of forgery offenses include:
- Signing someone else’s name knowing you do not have permission to do so
- Faking a seal or someone else’s handwriting
- Changing or falsify a legal document such as a will or a deed
- Faking or alter any document pertaining to money, finances, or property and then present it as genuine
Depending on the nature of the fraud attempted with the forged document, you could find yourself facing serious felony penalties including jail time and huge fines. You will absolutely want to retain an experienced forgery defense lawyer to defend you. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we can provide aggressive defense representation at every phase of your case, from the initial investigation to trial and even appeal if necessary.
Possible Forgery Defenses
While our defense strategy for your specific case will be tailored to your needs, there are two main defense arguments that may be useful:
No fraudulent intent: It is not a crime to make a fake copy of an official document or to copy someone’s signature. The crime lies in attempting to pass off your fakes as genuine as part of a fraud. If we can show that you never intended to do this, you cannot be convicted of forgery.
Insufficient evidence: The burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove that you created the forgery and attempted to use it to commit fraud. One way for a forgery defense attorney to prevent a conviction would be to poke holes in the prosecution’s evidence and prevent them from proving these points.
Why Choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as Your Forgery Defense Attorney
At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we sincerely care about your rights and your future. We will work hard to protect your Constitutional rights and prevent any undeserved convictions or unduly harsh penalties. In most cases, this means we will take your case to court. We are not afraid of litigation, and you can rely on our entire team to dedicate all the time and attention necessary to provide you with the best possible courtroom defense. We will never push you to accept a plea deal just because it may seem more convenient. In fact, we won’t even consider a plea deal unless it really is in your best interests, and we feel certain the prosecution has offered the most lenient and favorable deal possible. As former prosecutors ourselves, we know the best deal when we see it.
Call Now to Start Building Your Defense
The sooner you get an experienced forgery defense attorney working on your behalf, the better. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we are here for you 24/7, providing an immediate response for your legal needs. Simply call us at 310-295-2236 to get started with a free initial consultation.