Forgery Defense Lawyer on Long Island
Tough Advocacy for Defendants
Forgery laws can be complicated and difficult. Understanding what to do
next if you have been accused of a white collar crime such as forgery
requires the individual skill and insight of an experienced Long Island
criminal defense lawyer.
At The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C., we are committed to our clients
and experienced in helping accused individuals defend their rights. Our
firm can provide the quality services and resources of a large firm, combined with
the attention and customized approach of a smaller firm. Get the balanced and strategic representation you need
to combat your accusations today.
We encourage you to contact our office for a
What is forgery?
Forgery is the intentional falsification or alteration of a written document
or signature — referred to as a "written instrument" —
with the intent to defraud. This is a serious crime and it is considered
a felony in all 50 states. As is the case with other
white collar crimes, forgery is a federal offense.
Examples of forgery may include:
- Falsifying another person's signature on a check
- Making a fake identification card
- Altering academic records or transcripts
- Changing the contents of a will
Penalties for Forgery in New York
Penalties for forgery can be very severe and may include jail or prison
time, extended periods of probation, substantial fines, and mandatory
restitution. Some states, including New York, have different degrees of
felonies. For example, in New York, a first degree forgery involves falsification
of stocks, bonds, securities, and currency.
In second degree forgery, the written instrument is a government document,
pharmaceutical prescription, or a public record. Both first and second
degree forgeries are felony crimes. Third degree forgeries are misdemeanors,
and involve all other types of falsified documents.
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effective manner possible— no matter how complex your case may seem.
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