Forgery in California

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If you are currently under investigation for or have already been charged with forgery in California, it is imperative to remain silent and contact a qualified criminal defense attorney. This type of white collar crime is associated with significant penalties, such as extensive jail sentences and expensive fines. Additionally, your reputation will suffer tremendously due to a permanent mark on your criminal record.

At Jay Jaffe A Professional Corporation, I am prepared to help you get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. I have an extensive knowledge of the state legal system in order to develop an aggressive and personalized strategy for your case.

Forgery Penalties

Forgery is the illegal act of singing a document without the rightful owner’s consent with the intent to commit any kind of fraud in order to obtain money, goods, or services. Another way to be charged for forgery is altering a document or creating a fake document.

Forgery is considered a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000. However, if the forged item exceeds $950, it is considered a felony, punishable by a 16-month, or two or three year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

40+ Years of Experience

Since forgery is a wobbler, meaning that you can either be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced and reliable lawyer. With more than 40 years of experience, I am prepared to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. Do not hesitate to get a hold of a skilled Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney today.

Contact Jay Jaffe A Professional Corporation and schedule a case evaluation.