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Were You Charged With Forgery In California?

Under California law, forgery covers a considerable number of potential crimes, ranging from counterfeiting a seal, check, lottery ticket, trading stamp, receipt of goods, and more. California Penal Code 470 covers dozens of potential items, and breaks down the three elements that make up a forgery crime:

  • The intent to defraud someone;
  • Using an item listed under California Penal Code 470;
  • False alteration or creation of the writing.

No matter what item you were charged with falsely creating, it’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

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If you were charged with forgery in California, the most important thing you can do is get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Premier Criminal Defense, we understand the ins and outs of the justice system, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you walk out of the courtroom with the most favorable legal outcome. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with one of our San Diego criminal defense attorneys.

What Penalties Can I Face If I’m Charged With Forgery?

The penalties you can face for being charged with forgery in California can vary depending on the document or item that was forged. Because of the range of potential items, many forgery crimes are considered wobblers. For forgeries classified as a misdemeanor, the person charged can face up to one year in prison. For forgeries classified as a felony, the person charged can face up to three years in prison. The majority of forgery crimes that aren’t classified as wobblers are cases where the item in question is a money order, check, etc. that is worth no more than $950. These cases are almost always classified as a misdemeanor.

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At Premier Criminal Defense, we have worked with thousands of people in need of experienced legal representation. Through our San Diego criminal defense lawyers’ efforts, we have successfully secured countless favorable legal outcomes for our clients, and we continue to use the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to fight for our clients’ rights in the courtroom. Call us at (619) 374-1268 today to discuss your legal options over the phone, or send us the details of your situation through our online form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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