Virginia Beach White Collar Crime Lawyer
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.
At JRLaw, PLC, our attorney is intimately 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!
Virginia Forgery Statutes
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:
- Forgery of public records
- Forgery of a seal of the state, a court, a public office, etc.
- Forgery of coins or bank notes
- Alteration, falsification or fraudulent use of diplomas or transcripts
- Forgery of someone else’s signature
- Forgery of other writings
- Possession of instruments that are designed for committing forgery
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.
Contact Us for White Collar Defense in Virginia Beach
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, PLC, we have the high-quality legal skills you are looking for. In fact, our lawyer even has more than 15 years of experience as a former police officer and over a decade of experience in law, 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! We can be reached at (757) 447-0080 and we accept cases in Virginia Beach and all surrounding areas: Newport, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Poquoson.
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