Cumming Forgery Criminal Defense Attorney
Forgery criminal defense lawyer Tracy Teiger at the Teiger Law Center defends the constitutional rights of those accused of forgery, fraud or writing bad checks in the state of Georgia. Forgery carries felony charges, punishable by one to 20 or more years imprisonment. As legal counsel, we can negotiate on your behalf, working hard to get charges dropped or reduced. We use different approaches when defending a forgery case, depending on the circumstances of your case, examining the arrest for illegalities, police investigation evidence and witness statements for inconsistencies. We will argue for exceptions, such as intent, knowing that oftentimes a simple mistake may be misconstrued as an illegal act.
Forgery charges are tiered. Both carry fines and other punishments upon conviction, such as restitution and/or interest on the amount involved in the fraud. Imprisonment, community service, and/or lengthy probation can alter your life plans. Forgery in the second degree, making, altering, or possessing any writing that attempts to defraud by pretending a document has been made by another person, at a different time, authorized by someone who doesn't have the authority, or changed contract/document provisions, is a felony and punishable by up to five years in prison. Forgery in the first degree is defined as above, but there is an addition: the writing must be presented.
Alpharetta Forgery Lawyer
Forgery can range from prescription forgery for the purpose of obtaining drugs illegally (including altering your own prescription) to wire/mail fraud, tax/government fraud, and credit card fraud or unauthorized use including embezzlement of financial transaction cards (ATM or debit card fraud). A bad check worth less than $300 is a misdemeanor, $300-$499 is a misdemeanor of high and aggravated nature and a worthless check written for more than $500 is a felony.
Identity theft forgery is the use or possession (with an intent to defraud) of identifying documentation of another person (living or dead, fictitious or real), or knowingly accepting, for identification purposes, fraudulent or fictitious identifying information. Use of someone else's social security, driver's license, checking or saving, credit or debit numbers, tax identification or electronic identification numbers, electronic signatures, and medical identification numbers is also considered identity theft, as is use of another person's birth date, mother's maiden name, or other information that can be used to access a person's personal finances. Fines can reach up to up to $250,000.
Fulton County Identity Theft Attorney
If you or someone you know needs information or advice about defense of charges of forgery, the Teiger Law Center attorneys, serving Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall counties.