What is Forgery?
Criminal Charges in Tampa, Florida
The crime of forgery can include a number of different actions; however it is most commonly associated with filling in blanks on an official document with the intent to defraud another individual or entity. Examples of forgery could include copying a signature on a check in order to deposit it and obtain funds from another person's account, or creating a false identification in order to gain access to otherwise restricted areas, or to obtain a line of credit as another individual. These are serious white collar crimes, and can often result in extremely severe criminal charges.
Have you been arrested and charged with the crime of forgery? It is vitally important that you understand your rights, and that you take the necessary steps to pursue a favorable outcome to the charges that you face. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., we understand the severity of a forgery charge; we have helped numerous individuals in the past through criminal cases, and we can put our experience to work for you. We have the experience that you need; let us work with you for the outcome that you need.
Penalties for Conviction of a Forgery Charge
If you have been charged with the crime of forgery, then you could face serious penalties for conviction under Florida law. Most forgery charges will result in a third degree felony penalty for conviction. A third degree felony, according to Florida Statute §775.082, is punishable by up to five years in Florida state prison. Your situation is important to us, and if you have been charged with this criminal offense, then you can be sure that we will work with you towards the results that you need in your situation.
There are many other forgery crimes that can incur more severe penalties; it is crucial that you speak with a skilled representative in order to determine the severity of your charges, and to begin pursuing the results that you need. Our firm has been serving the residents of Tampa, Florida in various criminal defense cases for a number of years, and you can be sure that we will put this experience to work for you if you choose to work with us.
Defending the Criminally Accused
We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain legal advice and information regarding your case without any commitment to our firm. We have helped numerous individuals in the past, and we can put this experience to work for you. We are dedicated to excellent service so you can be sure that we are approachable, energetic, and driven to provide you with the best representation possible. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and to begin pursuing a favorable outcome.