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Los Angeles Forgery Defense Lawyer

Are you facing forgery charges? You definitely need an aggressive and experienced defense attorney in your corner. Our Los Angeles Theft Crime Attorneys have 75 years combined experience and we have the drive and persistence to get our clients the best possible results.

Forgery is governed by California Penal Code 470 which makes it a crime to alter a document, create a false document, or sign someone else’s signature with the intent to defraud or obtain money, goods, or services.

There are different types of Forgery crimes that can be committed, the most common being Forgery by False Signature and Forgery by Endorsement.

Forgery by False Signature

To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:

1. The defendant signed someone else’s name or a false name to a document;
2. The defendant did not have authority to sign that name;
3. The defendant knew that they did not have that authority;
AND
4. When the defendant signed the document, they intended to defraud.

 

Forgery by Endorsement

To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:

1. The defendant signed the back of a check with the name of the payee of that check, or the name of another person whose signature was required to cash that check;
2. The defendant did not have authority to sign that name;
3. The defendant knew that they did not have that authority;
AND
4. When the defendant signed the document, they intended to defraud.

If you are facing forgery charges, it is very important to obtain a defense lawyer. Contact our Los Angeles Theft Crime Attorneysimmediately and set up a free consultation. We will be your advocate and fight on your behalf.

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