The white collar crime of forgery occurs when someone creates a false document or alters a genuine document so that it contains false information and then passes it off as true. This act can only be deemed a criminal offense if it was committed for the purposes of committing fraud.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer at JRLaw is closely familiar with the various Virginia statutes that prohibit forgery. Because of this, our law firm is fully prepared to handle forgery charges at the local and state level. If have been arrested for alleged forgery, we invite you to discuss your case with us. We might be able to help you prove your innocence or prove that the evidence is too weak to reach a “guilty” verdict!
There are many different types of documents that can be forged and ways that the forgery offenses can be carried out. The state of Virginia has a number of statutes that cover these different offenses.
Some of these include the following:
All of these offenses are felonies, which means that individuals who are convicted of these crimes can end up being sentenced to prison terms, and possibly even expensive fines. Felonies are serious offenses that can greatly damage people’s records. Convicted felons have many more barriers than other individuals when searching for employment, housing and other important life opportunities.
When you are facing a possible prison term, the last thing you want to do is try to handle your criminal case alone or with an incompetent attorney. At JRLaw, we have the high-quality legal skills you are looking for. In fact, our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer even has more than 15 years of experience as a former police officer, which gives him a unique perspective when handling criminal defense cases. Contact our Virginia Beach law firm so we can help you get started on the right defense strategy!