Forgery is a serious white-collar crime. Forgery is the act of knowingly and intentionally creating, using or altering fake documents or writings with the intent to deceive another person. Some commonly forged documents include financial and legal materials, credit cards, personal checks, driver's licenses, passports, money, stamps, and art. Even if a defendant did not originally forge the documents, he or she can be charged with forgery if he or she intentionally provided forged documents to another person.
The penalties for forgery are severe, and can include prison time ranging from one to ten years, large fines, probation, and other penalties. In addition, a person can face serious reputation damage, thus jeopardizing his or her personal and professional future.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build a strong defense as early as possible. The attorneys at Kope and Associates understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and will zealously use these laws to defend you. Through vehement investigation and lawyering, the experienced attorneys at Kope and Associates will try to convince the people to dismiss forgery charges at their inception. When these charges do go forward, the criminal defense attorneys at Kope and Associates will aggressively defend you against them.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of gang members and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and know how to fight them.
If you or someone you love has been charged with forgery in Harrisburg, York, or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.