FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY CREATING AND/OR USING A FORGED DOCUMENT? PATRICK S. AGUIRRE CAN HELP
If you have been accused of creating and/or using a forged document, you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. In California, forgery is punishable by up to three years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you are facing forgery charges, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Attorney Patrick S. Aguirre has more than 20 years of experience defending clients against criminal charges, including forgery.
Forgery can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor in California, depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are convicted of felony forgery, you could be sentenced to three years in prison. If you are convicted of misdemeanor forgery, you could be sentenced to one year in county jail.
The crime of forgery can be charged in many different ways in California. Some of the most common charges include:
- Forging a Signature: If you forge someone else’s signature on a document, you could be charged with forgery. Forging a signature is identity theft and is punishable by up to three years in state prison.
- Forging a Public Document: If you forge a public document, such as a birth certificate or a driver’s license, you could be charged with forgery. Forging a public document is punishable by up to three years in state prison.
- Counterfeiting Money: If you forge or alter currency, you could be charged with counterfeiting. Counterfeiting money is a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.
Have you been accused of falsifying a signature or altering a document for your gain? You could very well be charged with forgery, especially if you are suspected of creating the forgery for:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Check Fraud
- Prescription Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
If you have been accused of forgery, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Patrick S. Aguirre has more than 20 years of experience defending clients against criminal charges, including forgery. He will fight to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
GET A COMPREHENSIVE DEFENSE FROM PATRICK S. AGUIRRE
The good news is that you can turn to Patrick S. Aguirre and his skilled legal team for help. Attorney Aguirre has been assisting clients facing all kinds of criminal charges since 1998 with a high success rate. Attorney Aguirre has a 93 percent success rate in jury trials. You can rely on him to prepare the most vigorous possible defense for all the charges you face.
Attorney Aguirre will make sure you understand every step of the legal process and what to expect at each stage. He will investigate your arrest’s specific circumstances to determine whether any constitutional rights were violated. If so, he will fight to get the charges against you dismissed.
If your case does go to trial, Attorney Aguirre will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. He has extensive experience in both state and federal court and is well-versed in all areas of criminal law.
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you can count on Patrick S. Aguirre to provide the skilled legal representation you need.
When you work with Attorney Aguirre, you can expect personalized attention and care throughout your entire case. He will take the time to get to know you and understand the unique circumstances surrounding your arrest.
LET US SCRUTINIZE THE PROSECUTION’S EVIDENCE
Even if the prosecution is acting like they have an open and shut case against you, the truth of the matter may be very different. Your first step should be to look at the evidence that the prosecutor plans on using against you. This will give you a good idea of what they think their most vital points are and where your weaknesses lie.
Once you have a good understanding of the prosecution’s case, you can develop your defense. Remember, the burden of proof is on the prosecution, not on you. You don’t have to prove your innocence; the prosecution has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If the prosecution’s evidence is weak, or if there are holes in their case, you may be able to get the charges against you reduced or even dismissed altogether. Even if the evidence against you is strong, there may be defenses that can be raised to challenge that evidence.
Every case is different, and the best way to find out what defenses may be available to you is to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you of the best way to proceed.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, don’t try to go it alone. It is always in your best interests to have an experienced forgery defense attorney like Patrick S. Aguirre review the prosecution’s case to identify any possible flaws in their evidence. We will also conduct our investigation to uncover potential new evidence for your defense.
Suppose we uncover anything that interferes with the prosecution’s ability to prove the following key points. In that case, we may be able to get the charges dropped or secure a not guilty verdict at trial:
- A document was forged
- You were the person who forged it
- You created the forgery with the intent of committing a fraud
Intent to commit fraud is typically complicated to prove and may be the downfall of the forgery charge against you. If we can show that you didn’t have any fraudulent intent, we may be able to get the charges against you dismissed.
In some cases, the prosecution may use circumstantial evidence to prove that you had the required intent to commit fraud. If this is the case, we will work diligently to poke holes in their argument.
NEED TO MAKE A DEAL?
If the evidence against you cannot be contested, Patrick S. Aguirre can still provide valuable assistance as your forgery defense attorney. He will negotiate with the DA to help you secure a beneficial plea deal that provides a reduced charge and/or reduced penalty. It may be possible to get the charges against you dismissed entirely in some cases.
He has successfully defended many clients accused of this crime and is ready to help you. If you can prove your innocence, Patrick S. Aguirre will work tirelessly to get the charges against you dropped entirely.
He knows how to build a strong defense and negotiate with prosecutors to get the best possible outcome for his clients.
CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you need help from an experienced forgery defense attorney in California, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252. We are here for you 24/7. We have successfully defended many clients against forgery and other related charges, and we can put our experience to work for you.
If you are facing forgery charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to help you fight the charges and protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre, we have more than 25 years of experience handling forgery and other criminal cases in California. We know the law and how to build a strong defense on your behalf. We will review your case and help you understand your rights and options. Let us put our experience to work for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Penalties for forgery can range from a simple fine to a lengthy prison sentence. Forgers can also be sued by the people or businesses they have forged documents or signatures on behalf of.
Forging documents or signatures is a crime in most jurisdictions. Penalties for forgery can range from a simple fine to a lengthy prison sentence. Forgers can also be sued by the people or businesses they have forged documents or signatures on behalf of.
Forgery is often considered a white collar crime, as it is typically committed by people in positions of trust who have access to sensitive information or documents. However, anyone can commit forgery, and the crime is punishable by law regardless of the perpetrator’s occupation.
If you have been charged with forgery, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A conviction for forgery can carry serious penalties, including prison time, so it is important to have an advocate on your side who can help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights.
A false document created with the intent to deceive is called forgery. The word forgery can be used in a legal sense or about the act of deception itself. The crime of forgery generally refers to making a false document, knowing that the document is fake, and intent to deceive. Forgery can also be committed by altering, erasing, or obliterating an existing genuine document and then filling in the blanks to create a false document or transferring a genuine document to another person to deceive.
There are many different types of forgery, but some of the most common include:
- Banknotes: Creating fake or altering genuine banknotes to use them as legal tender.
- Documents: Creating false documents such as passports or driver’s licenses or altering genuine documents.
- Art: Creating fake art or altering genuine works of art.
- Signatures: Forging someone’s signature on a document to deceive.
Forgery is a serious crime that can carry heavy penalties, such as imprisonment. In some jurisdictions, forgery is punishable by death.
Forgery generally requires three elements: a false document, the intent to deceive, and knowledge that the document is fake.
The first element, a false document, refers to any type of writing altered or created to deceive. This can include something as simple as changing the date on a document, or it can be as complex as creating an entirely fake document.
The second element, intent to deceive, refers to the person’s mental state who created the false document. To be guilty of forgery, the person must have intended to trick someone else using the fraudulent document.
The third element, the knowledge that the document is fake, refers to the person’s awareness that the document is not genuine. This element is important to distinguish forgery from cases where someone innocently creates or alters a document.
There is no easy answer to this question. Generally speaking, a forged document would not be admissible in a legal proceeding. However, there may be some exceptions depending on the specific case. For example, if the forged document was used to commit a crime, it may be evidence against the defendant. Additionally, if the forged document was used to defraud another person, it may be used as evidence in a civil lawsuit. Ultimately, it is up to the judge or jury to decide whether or not a forged document is admissible.
If you are caught forging a document, you may face criminal penalties. Forgery is a criminal offense in most states and can result in imprisonment or fines. If you are convicted of forgery, you may be barred from holding certain professional licenses or jobs. Therefore, it is important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of forging a document before taking any action.
The risks of forging a document are significant. You may be charged with a crime and face imprisonment or fines if you are caught. Additionally, a conviction for forgery can negatively impact your ability to hold certain professional licenses or jobs. Therefore, you should carefully consider the risks and benefits of forging a document before taking action.
Forgery is the process of making, altering, or imitating objects, documents, or signatures with the intent to deceive. The specific charge a person faces for forgery depends on the object that was forged and the state’s laws in which the act took place. Generally, though, three types of defenses can be raised in a forgery case:
- that the accused did not commit forgery (e.g., someone else wrote the forged document);
- that the accused had no intent to deceive (e.g., the document was not altered in a way that would mislead another person); or
- that the victim did not suffer any losses as a result of the forgery (e.g., the forged document was not used to obtain anything of value).
If you have been charged with forgery, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you understand your rights and options.
An attorney can help you if you are charged with forgery in some cases. However, it is important to speak with an attorney to determine what your specific situation entails and what legal options may be available to you.
If you are found guilty of forgery, you may face a number of consequences. These can include time in jail or prison, probation, fines, and a criminal record. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you of the specific penalties that may be imposed in your case.
If you have been accused of forgery, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand the charges against you and develop a defense strategy. With an attorney’s help, you may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even dismissed.