Michigan Forgery Attorneys
Expert Michigan Forgery Defense
Do you need a Michigan forgery attorney? We can help. The law firm of Kronzek & Cronkright offers expert criminal defense in forgery cases and in all major felony matters as well.
The Kronzek & Cronkright Difference
You’re may be wondering what makes our law firm different from any other. Well, to start with, we are highly successful and have a long history of getting amazing results for our clients. Also, we are aggressive trial attorneys, which is probably what you need. Finally, we are responsive to our clients needs. We answer calls and e-mails promptly, meet frequently and work on your case diligently. All of our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers with many successes in their career. It might be tempting to go by the price of legal services alone. However, the problem with the cheapest attorney in town is that you get what you pay for. We will work hard to keep costs down and make the representation you need affordable.
What is forgery?
This crime involves falsely making, forging, altering, or counterfeiting bank bills or promissory notes with the intent to defraud. This is classified as a felony with a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison. To be convicted of this crime, a person does not even need to use the forged check. Simply creating it with the intent to commit fraud is enough. Of course, as a practical matter, most prosecutions involve a person who is actually accused of passing the forged instrument.
Other types of Forgery
Forgery of notes, bonds, certificates, warrants, or other instruments issued by the state treasurer or an authorized person with the intent to defraud others is also a felony with a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison.
Forging or counterfeiting a public record, certificate, return, or an attestation of a court clerk, notary public, or public officer where the item may be received as legal proof or provides a host of other functions—with the intent to defraud—has a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
Furthermore, forgery related to a deed, mortgage discharge, a letter or power of attorney, or other document that affects interests in real property is also a felony with the same 14 year penalty.
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that forgery is the type of offense in which federal charges may arise as well.
We Can Help
If you have been arrested for any form of forgery, the trial lawyers at Kronzek and Cronkright, PLLC, can help you. Nothing can give you the peace of mind like having a seasoned group of legal professionals working diligently on your case. Contact us today to see if we are the right team to defend you.