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Fraud is a broad designation for a type of crime in which one attempts to make some sort of gain, usually financial, through deception. Forgery is a type of fraud that is specifically linked to the production of falsified documents or printed materials of some kind. An individual who has been convicted of forgery may face a variety of consequences, including the loss of professional licensure, incarceration, fines, and more.

If you have been arrested and charged with committing forgery, it is critically important that you seek competent and committed legal representation. For help with your case, and an advocate who will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights and interests, contact the Houston fraud defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 to schedule a consultation today.

Examples of Forgery

It can be difficult for the prosecution to definitively prove a forgery case because there are several different elements which must be established. Firstly, the document or item in question must be demonstrably falsified in some way. Secondly, the prosecution must prove that the defendant is the one who falsified the document. And lastly, it must be shown that there was an associated intent to defraud through the forgery. The following are examples of forgery which may be linked to the third:

  • Signing a check from another party’s account with that party’s signature
  • Providing a falsified signature on legal documents such as a will, insurance policy, etc.
  • Altering documents without the approval of appropriate parties

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A dedicated and knowledgeable defense attorney can help you to present your side of the case when you have been accused of forgery. Do not delay seeking legal representation. Contact the Houston fraud defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 today.