Utah law associates a wide range of criminal offenses with the term forgery, including the production of false identification, holograms or authenticating marks in a variety of documents. If you need a lawyer's advice about resolving charges of forgery or related crimes in the Salt Lake City area, contact the law firm of Greg S. Law, PLLC, for a free consultation about your defense options.
Most fraud crimes are prosecuted and punished as second- or third-degree felonies, with the former punished by one to 15 years of imprisonment and the latter by up to five years of imprisonment. While the amount of money, if any, involved in the offense is an important factor in determining whether the charge against you is a second- or third-degree felony, many other circumstances will also affect your exposure to punishment. Additionally, a conviction of forgery or a related offense will expose the defendant to the risk of asset forfeiture.
Forgery Attorney in Salt Lake City
Forgery attorney Greg Law knows how to analyze the evidence in forgery and fraud cases of all kinds, and can often identify crucial weaknesses in what originally appeared to be strong cases for the prosecution. Especially in cases related to business operations, such arguments as lack of knowledge, lack of intent to defraud or similar defenses can turn out to be especially effective.
Our law firm defends people charged with many different forms of forgery, fraud and document alteration offenses:
- Check forgery
- Forgery of endorsements on checks, promissory notes or other negotiable instruments
- Alteration of contracts, mortgage agreements, loan documents, financial statements or other documents
- Possession, sale or production of false identification cards
- Preparation of copies of documents for which there are no genuine originals
- Prescription forgery
The right strategy for your case will depend on the specific facts and relationships involved, and our ability to evaluate the evidence according to its impact on a judge or jury can make a significant difference to the outcome.
Contact a Salt Lake City Forgery Lawyer Today
Call Greg S. Law, PLLC, at 801-428-1029 in metro Salt Lake City or 888-784-3554 toll free.
To learn more about the ways an experienced Salt Lake City forgery attorney can help you resolve forgery or document alteration charges in Utah, contact the law firm of Greg S. Law, PLLC, in Salt Lake City for a free consultation.