Forgery Law

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Forgery is a crime which usually involves passing information as the real item rather than a duplicate. Forgery is a serious crime and is often coupled with a charge of identity theft or fraud.

  • ContentCharged with Forgery - How a Lawyer Can Help

    Forgery is a serious crime when coupled with the additional charges a person can face such as identity theft or fraud, and the penalties are sometimes compounded to a more severe punishment. The help and services of a lawyer are crucial to mitigate the damage of such penalties or to seek a plea bargain if that is a possible option.

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  • ContentCrime of Forgery - What Are Possible Defenses?

    Forgery usually involves the passing of information as the real item rather than a duplicate or some type of copy, and this crime can occur in several different ways and industries to include forgery in a financial manner or with fake documents. The person accused of this crime will need to implement a strong defense with a criminal defense lawyer.

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  • ContentForgery - Is It Considered a Crime of Moral Turpitude?

    Forgery is within the United States a crime of moral turpitude with a definition that explains why and how this illegal activity and all similar or related crimes are thus in the country. The primary goal of this crime is to involve some intent and action to defraud others which can financially or economically profit the perpetrator.

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  • ContentIs Forgery Charged as a White Collar Crime?

    Forgery is often a misdemeanor or felony based on the value stolen through these activities, but the state may still charge the person with a white collar crime because of how forgery affects business and official company paperwork. Some states will incur more severe sentencing than others due to additional factors to consider the illegal activity as forgery.

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  • ContentI Received a Bad Check - What Do I Do?

    If you have received a bad check, you may be able to pursue compensation or restitution through civil or criminal proceedings. However, state laws typically govern bad check disputes and certain elements may need to be met in order to recover the value of the bad check.

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  • ContentWhen Someone Allows Your Identity To Be Stolen, Are They Liable?

    Imagine this: you go to the car dealership, financial information in hand, ready to buy a car. A few weeks later you discover that someone has stolen your identity. Based on the information stolen, you realize that it was taken from the car dealership. Maybe you get some of the damage undone, maybe not. Aside from the actual thief, who you may never be able to identify, can anyone else be held responsible?

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  • ContentConsequences of Writing a Bad Check

    Writing a bad check can cause significant criminal penalties to arise. In order to avoid these consequences, it is important to understand the crime of writing a bad check and any defenses to it.

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  • ContentBank Liability for Honoring Check

    A bank has a legal duty to pay most of the checks that its customers write. However, there are instances in which the bank should not make a payment, based on the Uniform Commercial Code or the bank deposit agreement it has with its customer.

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