Forgery Attorney in Denver Colorado
Forgery is a criminal act of creating, altering, uttering or representing counterfeit, fraudulent or false documents, instruments or signatures without authorization with the intent to deceive and defraud. Forgery is considered a non violent crime.
Philip M. Smith, Attorney • Denver, Colorado
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Forgery example: A company employee responsible for customer service including merchandise returns has complete access to the cash drawer and cash cards offered for store credit in lieu of cash or credit on returned items. The supervisor notices there are frequent cash shortages and cash cards issued during the time this employee is on duty. There is enough evidence to open an investigation of intent to deceive by forgery using merchandise returns slips.
Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience
as a judge, district attorney, and a private attorney
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law.
I am experienced representing clients facing a number of forgery or fraud related crimes such as:
- Bad and Stolen Checks
- Deceptive Business Practices
- Prescription/Medication Forgery
- Possession of Forged Instrument
- Possession or Manufacture of Forgery Devises
- Signature by Deception
- Trademark Counterfeiting
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First, DO NOT discuss this arrest with ANYONE except your attorney. Family, friends or coworkers may be called as witnesses. If you are being investigated or charged with a forgery in Colorado, make no statements to law enforcement and DO NOT make a confession expecting any leniency. I will initiate contact with law enforcement in your behalf.
As with all Colorado criminal charges it is critical for me to obtain as much information about the incident as quickly as possible. The sooner I can get started the faster I can achieve the best resolution for you in this criminal allegation. I will speak with you about the circumstances leading to your arrest. Anything you share with me or my staff is completely confidential. I will examine the evidence that has been collected by law enforcement and the prosecution to see if it is admissible and should be suppressed if it was collected improperly.
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Denver Colorado Attorney Philip M. Smith
As your Denver Colorado criminal defense lawyer, I work to diminish prior offenses or call attention to a good record to ensure you receive the most favorable disposition possible regardless if this matter results in a plea bargain or goes to trial. I negotiate with the prosecutor to gain the best possible resolution to your criminal case. Frequently in these types of crimes I use private investigators, forensic experts and other experts to review the evidence collected and support your case. I seek the most desirable disposition options such as a dismissal, obtaining a Deferred Judgment or possibly the Diversion program which are eligible for Sealing upon completion of the terms of probation.
Consequences of Forgery Crime Charges and Conviction in the Denver Colorado Area
It is important to fully explore the facts of the allegations against you with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney experienced in handling forgery and fraud criminal cases before taking a guilty plea. Colorado convictions on misdemeanor theft, fraud, or forgery criminal charges have sentences of up to 12 months jail in addition to court costs, fines and restitution. Felony charges have a presumptive prison sentence of up to twelve years in addition to court costs, fines and restitution. You may be facing additional criminal charges to fraud or forgery. Presumptive sentences will reflect those charges.
Forgery convictions in Colorado are not eligible for Sealing. Arrest, charges, and conviction information is available to law enforcement, military, government agencies and the public. Landlords and employers will not risk their property or the property of their tenants and employees by renting or hiring a person who they see as a threat because of your charge or conviction. I want to help you get the best resolution to your case but you need to know exactly what you are facing if you take a guilty plea. Call me to discuss the defense strategies for your specific charge.
Contact My Denver Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer for your Colorado Forgery criminal charge, or if you have questions about criminal charges,I encourage you to contact me, Denver Attorney Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.