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The Government Takes Forgery Charges Seriously

In North Carolina, forgery is a serious criminal charge and will be aggressively prosecuted by the government, whether at the state or federal level. When your freedom, future and reputation are on the line, it is important to hire a lawyer dedicated to fighting for you.

Depending on the facts of your case and the strength of those facts, various resolutions may be available, possibly including a dismissal. If you face charges of forgery in North Carolina, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking with law enforcement or anyone else. You need to speak with the experienced forgery defense lawyers of Randall & Stump, PLLC.

Call 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced white collar crimes defense lawyers.

Facing Forgery Charges In North Carolina?

Forgery, which is also known as uttering a false instrument or counterfeiting, is punished as a felony both in North Carolina state court and in federal court. In order to commit an act of forgery, a person must make, alter, use or possess a false writing with the intent to defraud.

Forgery can take many forms, from signing another person's name to using a false identification card to obtain a line of credit. The key in any forgery case, whether under investigation or charge, is to determine the government's ability to prove the defendant's intent to deceive. In other words, the government must show that the defendant knew the documents to be false, in order to prevail at trial.

In addition, there are many other important factors to look at in each case to determine the likelihood of success. Regardless of what some might tell you, there is no cookie-cutter approach to any white collar crime. Instead, each case is very fact-dependent and the case is typically won or lost on the details.

You Need An Effective Lawyer On Your Side

It is important to hire a skilled and knowledgeable defense lawyer if you or a loved one is facing charges of forgery. Whether you are under a precharge investigation or have already been charged for forgery, it is essential that you hire an attorney with the skill and expertise to aggressively defend your case.