Forgery charges are typically brought at the state level, but when they fall under federal jurisdiction, you better believe they are serious charges that carry stiff penalties. Conaway & Strickler, P.C., should be your law firm of choice if you’re facing Georgia forgery charges.
Forgery is closely related to fraud and counterfeiting. One of the most common types of forgery is falsely signing someone’s name on a check, but forgery can apply to other documents such as mortgages, securities and bonds as well as identity theft documents such as passports and Social Security cards. Forgery almost always accompanies intent to deceive or profit in some way.
Forgery is prosecuted by federal prosecutors when it involves a federal government institution or agency, or when the case has multistate implications. Federal forgery is considered a felony, and a conviction carries both hefty fines and prison time along with a permanent criminal record.
Atlanta Forgery Attorneys
With such serious consequences, you must act quickly when facing federal forgery charges. The sooner you contact the law offices of Conaway & Strickler, P.C., the sooner we can get started on a defense strategy for your case. Possible defenses to forgery focus on whether you intended to deceive, whether you intended to profit from the forgery and whether the forgery is believable. If prosecutors don’t have a strong case against you, we will push to have the charges dropped or reduced.
The Atlanta forgery attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C., are former prosecutors with nearly 50 years of combined experience in state and federal courts. We consistently offer our best defense and resources to help each and every one of our clients achieve a positive outcome when they’re facing criminal charges. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation.