Forgery in the first degree is a very serious crime. It can involve the falsifying, altering or possession of writing attributed to another individual without their authorization. Forgery charges may be filed in state or federal court and a conviction can lead a sentence up to ten years in state prison.
A conviction will depend on the ability of the prosecution to demonstrate criminal intent. At Wallack law, our experienced criminal attorney will fight to protect your best interests by identifying the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. If you are currently facing forgery charges, steps must be taken to safeguard your future. Contact Wallack Law today and speak with our criminal attorney about defending your case.
To prevent others from committing this crime, state and federal prosecutors often seek the maximum penalties for forgery. As a result, the Georgia criminal justice system will be aggressively pursuing a conviction if they believe you are guilty of committing the crime of forgery. Retaining experienced defense counsel as early as possible after an arrest greatly improves your chances of achieving a favorable outcome. Whether seeking a case dismissal, reduced charges, or an acquittal, your case will be in good hands at Wallack law.
Forgery consists of the making, alteration or possession of any forged writing. First degree forgery would include the attempted usage or delivery of the document whereas second degree forgery requires only that one knowingly makes alterations or is in possession of forged documents. This can include documents which are printed and have an inherent or potential value such as:
A forged written document can include any section claimed to be written or signed another person (real or fictitious). It can also include documents that have a false aspect such as the time or the permissions in the document.
The Georgia justice system can and will impose heavy penalties in a conviction. Wallack Law has helped many clients obtain favorable case results by successfully navigating an unsympathetic justice system. If you have been accused of a forgery crime, contact Wallack Law today for a free initial consultation.