Forgery is a white collar crime, a economic crime with no violence which usually does not result in anyone being physically injured, involving the falsification of documents or objects. There are many types of forgery, although the simplest is probably signing someone else’s name on a check or other financial document. By signing someone else’s name on a check, the forger is â€œcreatingâ€ a promise for that other person to pay money. The same applies to forging signatures on loan applications or any other legal document. Forgery may also mean the creating â€œfakeâ€ objects. For example, making a copy of a painting, sculpture, or other work of visual art, in order to present it in some way as the original. If you face forgery charges, whether you are being investigated, or you have already been arrested, speak with an experienced, dedicated Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately to protect your rights.
In recent years, the frequency of forgery charges being filed has increased significantly, and forgery crimes are investigated and prosecuted aggressively. In many cases, forgery revolves around creating fake driver licenses and false credit card applications. When documents relating to someone’s personal information are involved, identity theft charges may be filed as well. Although forgery is not a violent crime, penalties are often very severe. Because forged documents are sometimes involved in more serious crimes like drug trafficking and terrorism, the federal government takes forgery very seriously. Unfortunately, that can mean penalties that are not commensurate with the severity of the crime.
Defending Against Denver Criminal Charges
Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi has defended countless Coloradans against charges of white collar crimes, and has a proven track record of success and satisfied clients. She believes in focusing on the individual details of each case, and designing a defense strategy to maximize the chances for the best possible outcome for every client. Mrs. Tafoya-Modi believes that compassion for her client is a cornerstone of a successful defense, and takes a serious personal interest in the future of each client. This compassion and personal interest, coupled with sharp legal skills and a demanding courtroom presence and fierce client advocacy help her clients get charges dismissed, or acquittals at trial in many cases.
If you have been charged with forgery, or any economic criminal offense in Colorado, contact a dedicated Denver criminal defense law firm immediately. The only person involved in the criminal justice system whose primary function is to advocate for you is your Denver criminal defense lawyer. In addition to her strong record, Alaurice Tafoya-Modi brings experience as a Denver County prosecutor, giving her a thorough understanding of how prosecutors build cases. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Mrs. Tafoya-Modi today at (303)813-1100.