New Jersey Forgery Attorney
Helping Clients Navigate Forgery Allegations
At Arseneault & Fassett, LLC, we understand the gravity of forgery charges and the impact they can have on your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one is facing forgery allegations in New Jersey, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to protect your rights and build a strong defense. With our expertise in criminal defense law, we are dedicated to providing aggressive representation and strategic legal solutions tailored to your unique situation.
Call Arseneault & Fassett, LLC today at (973) 310-6664 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our forgery lawyer in New Jersey!
What is Forgery?
Forgery is a severe criminal offense involving creating, altering, or possessing a forged document intending to deceive or defraud. In New Jersey, forgery encompasses a wide range of fraudulent activities, including but not limited to:
- Counterfeiting: Creating a false document or currency to deceive others into believing it is genuine.
- Falsifying Documents: Altering or modifying existing documents, such as contracts, deeds, wills, or financial records, intending to defraud.
- Check Fraud: Writing, cashing, or depositing a forged or altered check with the knowledge that it is fake or obtained illegally.
- Identity Theft: Assuming someone else's identity and forging their signature on documents or financial transactions without their consent.
What are the Penalties for Forgery in New Jersey?
Forgery is taken very seriously in New Jersey, and the penalties upon conviction can be severe. The specific penalties for forgery depend on the nature and severity of the offense, as well as any prior criminal history. In general, forgery charges in New Jersey may result in:
- Imprisonment: The convicted individual may face a sentence of incarceration, ranging from months to several years, depending on the circumstances of the case.
- Fines: The court may impose substantial fines as part of the sentence, often determined based on the amount of financial loss incurred or the value of the forged documents.
- Probation: In some cases, the court may sentence the defendant to a probation period, during which they must comply with specific conditions and restrictions or face further consequences.
- Restitution: If the forgery resulted in financial losses to the victim, the court may order the convicted individual to compensate the victim for their damages.
Defenses Against Forgery Charges
When facing forgery charges, it is crucial to have a strong defense strategy. At Arseneault & Fassett, LLC, our experienced New Jersey forgery attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and employ a range of defense strategies, including:
- Lack of Intent: Proving that you had no intent to deceive or defraud is a viable defense. Our skilled attorneys will diligently gather evidence and present a compelling argument to demonstrate your innocence or absence of intent.
- Mistaken Identity: In some cases, individuals may be falsely accused of forgery due to mistaken identity. Our legal team will conduct a detailed investigation to identify any discrepancies or evidence that could cast doubt on your involvement in the alleged forgery.
- Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the evidence against you is a critical defense strategy. Our attorneys will scrutinize the prosecution's case, looking for weaknesses, inconsistencies, or procedural errors that could weaken their argument.
- Invalid Search and Seizure: If the evidence was obtained through an illegal search and seizure, it may be inadmissible in court. Our attorneys will meticulously review the evidence collection circumstances to ensure your constitutional rights were not violated.
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