Massachusetts Forgery Defense Attorneys
Forgery is a very common type of white collar crime. It can carry with it very severe and serious legal and financial consequences, if convicted. Forgery is typically defined as being the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are affected. Forgery is commonly used in conjunction with various types of fraud and identity theft.
Forms Of Forgery
In Delaware you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:
- Falsely manufacture, alter or change any paper, document, check or other type of instrument
- Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
- Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified
Check forgery, credit card fraud and forging travelers checks are some of the most common types of forgery. These crimes involve endorsing and or presenting a forged check, travelers check or credit card account check to a financial institution such as a bank, credit union or check cashing establishment. Check forgery is so common today due to the use of computers and online banking technologies that were not available a decade ago.
Not all forgery cases have to do with stealing money, using stolen credit cards or forging checks. If you have ever been arrested and signed a fake name after the arrest, you can be charged with forgery. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own, you can be charged with fraud or forgery. While these types of forgery may be victimless crimes, they can still impact your future, your ability to be employed and your reputation as they may be tarnished permanently.
Contact A Delaware Forgery Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of forgery, check forgery or fraud you should speak to our experienced Worcester, Massachusetts Forgery Defense Attorneys.
Our Massachusetts criminal lawyers handle criminal and OUI cases in all of Massachusetts including Boston, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, New Bedford, Fall River, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Malden, Waltham, Haverhill, Taunton, Plymouth, Brookline, Weymouth and Chicopee, MA.