Forgery Defense Attorney in San Diego

Help for White Collar Crimes in San Diego County

Forgery is one of the most common types of white collar crimes, and it affects many people every year. As a result, this crime is treated very seriously in the state of California.

Forgery occurs when a person intentionally does the following to defraud another:

  • Altering a document without authorization
  • The creation of a fake documentation
  • Attempting to use a fake document as if it is genuine
  • Using another person's signature to illicitly obtain assets of services
  • Unauthorized possession or duplication of an official seal

Understanding California Forgery Laws

California's forgery law is extremely broad and can pertain to a variety of situations. Falsified documents can include anything from medical records to drivers' licenses to banks statements to lottery tickets to deeds to powers of attorney. Under the state Penal Code, forgery is either a felony or misdemeanor based on the amount of property taken. If the property involved is $950 or less, it is a misdemeanor, but if the property is greater than $950, it is a felony.

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At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, our most important priority is the interest of client. Above all else, we prioritize what is in the best interests of clients. Our San Diego criminal lawyers possess over four decades of combined experience including more than 100 trials handled. Los Angeles Magazine and the San Diego Business Journal have both named our lead lawyer as a "Top Attorney." Additionally, Mr. Armstrong was chosen as 2012 Attorney of the Year by legal publication The Recorder.

We are experienced in defending all types of misdemeanor and felony white collar crimes, and we are ready to fight for you. Call us today to request a free case evaluation with our proven San Diego criminal defense lawyers.