Forgery is defined in California Penal Code 470. To be found guilty of the crime of forgery, a person must falsify a signature or fraudulently alter certain documents. Checks, bonds, lottery tickets, property deeds, money orders, and contracts are some examples of these types of documents.
An attorney can fight forgery charges with several defenses, including showing the defendant’s lack of intent to defraud, showing that the defendant was falsely accused, and/or showing that the defendant gave a coerced confession. Forgery may be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony in California.
The law office of H. Charles Gorian has years of experience fighting multiple types of fraud charges. We know the California laws that affect your situation and we are prepared to stand in your corner and battle for your legal rights. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.