Delaware Forgery Defense Attorney
Forgery is a very serious, and very common, type of white-collar crime in Delaware. A conviction can carry with it very severe and serious legal and financial consequences.
Forgery is typically defined as being the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are affected. It is commonly used in conjunction with various types of embezzlement, fraud and identity theft.
If you have been charged with forgery in Delaware, it befits you to speak with a skilled Delaware Defense Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. You can also email us here. They possess a wealth of experience handling forgery defense cases throughout Delaware. Call now to schedule your free initial consultations.
Forgery Charges In Delaware
Per Delaware law, you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:
- Falsely produce, manufacture, alter or change any paper, document, check or other types of instrument
- Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
- Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified
Bad check writing, credit card fraud and forging traveler’s checks are some of the most common types of forgery. These crimes involve endorsing and or presenting a forged check, travelers check or credit card account checks to a financial institution such as a bank, credit union or checks cashing establishment. This crime is so common today due to the use of computers and online banking technologies that were not available a decade ago.
Forgery cases do not always have to do with stealing funds, using stolen credit cards or forging checks. You can be charged if you have ever been arrested and signed a fake name after the arrest. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own, you can be charged. While this may seem like a victimless crime, it can still impact your future and your ability to be employed. Also, your reputation may be tarnished permanently.
Contact A Delaware Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of forgery or fraud, you should speak to an experienced Delaware Defense Attorney. Please call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. You may email the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay here.