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Forgery - The falsely making or materially altering, with the intent to defraud, any writing which, if genuine, might apparently be of legal efficacy or tlie foundation of a legal liability.

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A Tampa Criminal Defense

Lawyer Regarding Forgery?

Forgery is a felony in the State of Florida. Anyone charged with forgery in Tampa should seek immediate counsel with a Tampa criminal defense lawyer.

What is Forgery?

It is (1) When one alters, or changes a document (2) The document must be of “legal efficacy”. “legal efficacy” is defined as a document in that has legal significance that affects another person’s legal right to something. for example; checks, deeds, wills, testaments, powers of attorney, insurance policies, bill of lading, promissory notes, receipts, passage tickets, and any documents that are required to be certified or notarized by law.

What are the Penalties for Forgery?

Being that Forgery is a third degree felony, it is punishable by up to five (5) years of probation, and a $5,00 fine.

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Should I Hire a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Florida’s penalties for Forgery are severe and our Tampa criminal defense lawyers examine carefully every element of your case to provide you with the best possible defense at this difficult point in your life. Furthermore, defending Forgery charges requires the understanding of complex defenses which are unique to these types of cases. Contacting a criminal defense attorney early on ensures you’re not missing out from defenses that may not be available later on down the line.

All cases vary and the defenses for each are unique to thier situation. it would be near impossible to list all the potential defenses to Forgery, however below are some of the more popular defenses:

  • Lack of intent to Defraud;
  • Ridiculous writings;

Finding a Forgery Attorney In Tampa

If you have been charged with Forgery and you're in need of legal help, contact a criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes. We will work hard on your case!

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