Forgery is a serious white-collar crime. Forgery is the act of knowingly and intentionally creating, using or altering fake documents or writings with the intent to deceive another person. Contact a Philadelphia criminal lawyer today at The Zeiger Firm for a free consultation on your forgery matter. Some commonly forged documents include financial and legal materials, credit cards, personal checks, driver’s licenses, passports, money, stamps and art. Even if a defendant did not originally forge the documents, he or she can be charged with forgery if he or she intentionally provided forged documents to another person.
The penalties for forgery are severe. Penalties can include prison time ranging from one to ten years, large fines, probation and other penalties. In addition, a person can face serious reputation damage, jeopardizing his or her personal and professional future.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build your strongest defense possible and do so as early as possible. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorneys at The Zeiger Firm understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and we zealously will investigate and defend you against the charges. With aggressive investigation and lawyering, our attorneys will try to convince the authorities to drop and dismiss cases at their inception. When cases do go forward, our criminal defense attorneys aggressively and zealously will defend you against these charges.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of investigators and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and how to fight them.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorney to defend you when arrested and charged with forgery, contact The Zeiger Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email via the form to the left.