Forgery is a considered a serious white collar crime in the state of New Jersey. There are broad definitions for what qualify as forgery and anyone accused stands to face significant fines and prison time. That's why it is absolutely critical that you obtain skilled, aggressive legal representation for your case right away.
Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. has been practicing criminal defense for over 25 years. In that time, he's helped countless white collar clients fight an array of charges—forgery included—in both in state and federal court. With former prosecuting experience, our firm knows not only how the opposition will try to charge cases, but also how to navigate trials to their best possible conclusion.
If you or a loved one has been charged with forgery, then we urge to contact Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation.
Forgery is defined a number of different ways under New Jersey laws. For the accused to be charged and convicted, however, they only need to be guilty of one particular method outlined by state statutes.
While all forgery is considered a felony, there are two different classifications. Third degree forgery involves government or corporate documents, checks, or personal ID. Third degree forgery can yield up to five years in prison. Fourth degree forgery is classified as forgery that doesn't not involve items defined in third degree forgery, but can carry up to six months of prison and fines.
Forgery cases often involve complex paper trails that even the accused may not be aware of. At our firm, we pride ourselves on comprehensive, exhaustive services in these cases and always come to court with an extensive grasp on any evidence the prosecution thinks is relevant. That way, there are no surprises, and the defense, not the prosecution, can steer the trial to a swift and successful result.
Don't hesitate! Contact us to speak to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer today.