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Understanding Forgery Charges?

Denver Forgery Defense Lawyer

Serving Denver and Surrounding Counties

Forgery is defined as completing, altering, or offering as true a written instrument with the intent to defraud. This charge includes forging fake checks or faking another person’s signature with the intent to use it to benefit yourself or someone else.

Forged documents could include any of the following:

  • Stocks/ bonds
  • Money, stamps, or government securities
  • Public records
  • Deeds, wills, contracts, or other legal documents
  • Tokens, transfers, or tickets used in place of money
  • Identification documents
  • Lottery tickets

If you’re facing a forgery charge, don’t hesitate to give me a call. Even a misdemeanor conviction is likely to land you in jail. Let me see what I can do for you.

Contact the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. to get started on your case by calling us at (303) 622-3281.

Types of Charges

Forgery charges are separated into 1st- and 2nd-degree forgery. If you’re being charged with 1st-degree forgery, this is considered a Class 5 felony and can lead to 1 to 3 years in prison and a fine ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. If the charge is a 2nd-degree felony, this would be considered a Class 1 misdemeanor and is punishable by 6 to 18 months in jail and a fine ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Call Me About Your Case!

Depending on the amount of evidence the District Attorney (DA) has in your case, you may also be facing several other charges associated with forgery. A DA could also try and pin you with Possession of Forged Documents, Fraud, Identity Theft, Falsifying Academic Records, and more. If you’re facing an accusation of forgery, call a skilled Denver theft crimes attorney today. As a former 1st assistant federal public defender, I understand how law enforcement and prosecutors build their cases. I also have decades of legal experience to put to work in defending you.

Contact me at (303) 622-3281 or fill out the online form to schedule a FREE case consultation with me today.

Tough Defense Strategies for Tough Criminal Charges

  • Fight to reduce, dismiss, or acquit your charges.

  • Keep you informed of your case at all times.

  • Available for evening, weekend appointments and jail visits.

  • Former first assistant federal public defender.

  • Complimentary and confidential consultations.

  • Will travel to you to hear your side of the story