Forgery is a form of white collar crime that involves creating, altering, or writing a false signature on a document that will illegally benefit the person committing the forgery. Counterfeiting, a form of forgery, involves the creation of fake money, stock certificates, bonds, or works of art. Forgery can also involve prescription fraud by creating fake prescriptions, modifying a current prescription after the doctor has signed it, or illegally forging the signature of a doctor on a prescription pad.
The penalties for forgery vary depending on the severity of the crime and whether there are any additional factors, such as the harm of another human being involved in the crime. If you have been arrested for a forgery crime, it is important to seek immediate legal representation. At Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. we offer an aggressive defense and a free consultation to determine what we can do to defend your case.
If you are convicted of forgery, you may be facing a federal prison term, a permanent criminal record, and harsh sentencing. Retaining legal counsel as early as possible is the best way to avoid harsh federal penalties. We can help you avoid prison, a criminal record, and a damaged reputation by thoroughly investigating your case and creating an excellent defense strategy. In addition to a thorough forgery defense, we also facilitate plea bargains, reduced or dropped charges, reduced sentencing, and the right to a fair trial.