Forgery Lawyer in Riverside
Forgery versus Fraud
Forgery is the crime of creating a false document, altering a document,
or writing a false signature for the illegal benefit of the person doing
so. This is similar to
fraud and counterfeiting, but there are distinct differences. Counterfeiting
is a specialized term for such actions only where they relate to fake
money and documents exchangeable for cash, such as stock certificates.
Fraud is a generalized term encompassing any illegal act in which deceptive
or deceitful means are used to defraud the victim. Forgery is more specific
and refers to the use of false documents for that purpose.
In the creation of false documents, the act must have some legal significance
to be considered a crime. If you have been accused of fraud, do not make
any statements to police, as these may be used against you. Rather, contact a
Riverside criminal defense attorney as soon as possible for legal representation and guidance.
How We Can Help
At Grech & Packer, we stand by to help if you have been charged with
fraud. With close to forty years combined experience practicing criminal
law, we have an impressive record of accomplishments. We will build the
strongest case possible, starting with an attempt to have the charges
reduced or dismissed, where applicable. As needed, we will aggressively
defend you in the courtroom in pursuit of a favorable verdict or lenient sentence.
Forgery can attempt to mislead an individual, corporation or government.
It can be as simple as falsely completing a form, such as a contract stating
terms of sale. Falsification of sales receipts or employment documents
are examples of documents used to defraud a company. Practiced against
the government, forgery may include such articles as passports or driver's
licenses. Whatever the specifics, forgery is considered a felony and carries
harsh penalties, including possible imprisonment. As each case is unique,
we will review the particulars of your case to ensure we have a clear
picture of the factors involved. We will endeavor to help you through
this difficult time and will aggressively defend you in pursuit of the
best possible outcome.
Contact a Riverside Forgery Attorney
today for vital legal assistance in your forgery case.