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Creating a false document, altering a document, or altering a signature for an illegal benefit to a person. This includes providing false information on a legal form or contract.

Defenses to Forgery

A common defense to forgery is that the defendant did not intend to deceive for economic or personal gain. This could be shown by “consent” given by the rightful owner of the check or negotiable instrument. Sometimes, a “civil compromise” may be reached whereby the defendant makes full “restitution” to the alleged victim, and in exchange the prosecution agrees to drop the criminal charges. This may require that the defendant make a lump-sum payment to the victim. In more serious forgery cases sometimes the prosecution agrees to eliminate any jail time in exchange for full payment of the loss incurred by the victim. We are criminal attorneys and defend you if you have been charged with forgery in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Glendale, Burbank, Encino, El Monte, or any other court in Los Angeles county. For a free consultation, CALL NOW 213-252-1000

Criminal prosecution can affect your health, freedom, employment, and social life. You need help and you need the best criminal defense you can get. At the Law Offices of Tony M. Seyfi, with the state of the art computerized legal research tools and forensic techniques, we will focus on identifying the defenses you may have and will develop numerous challenges to any crime possible.

Our goal is victory for our clients and to keep them from going to jail, and we are confident of our defense strategies. If you would like to discuss your case, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and case analysis.

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