Using or altering any kind of writing to make false statements with the intent of defrauding someone is considered forgery in the state of California. This is a very serious white collar crime, and can include large fines and jail time for a conviction. Additionally, a conviction on forgery charges will mean that you have difficulty getting employment in the future, and will likely never be able to work in any kind of employment that involves the handling or management of money. Somera Law Group has worked on forgery cases in California courts previously, and will use that experience to come to your aid.

There are numerous ways in which an individual can commit forgery in California. Included are the following offenses -

  • Counterfeiting the handwriting or seal of another
  • Signing a document with a name other than your own
  • Falsifying a will or court judgement
  • Creating false checks or bonds
  • Forging lottery tickets

Those are just a few of the possible ways in which forgery can be committed. The charge of forgery can either be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the specifics of the case and the judgement of the prosecutor. A felony forgery conviction will mean up to three years in prison and a strike against your permanent record.

There are many legal defenses possible against forgery charges, so be sure to contact our office right away to get started on your case. We look forward to hearing from you soon and defending you in the courts of California.