Guy Seligman is an experienced forgery defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Have you been charged with forgery? Speak to an experienced forgery attorney.
In Fort Lauderdale and all of Florida Forgery is considered fraud and is often considered a “white collar crime.” The United States Criminal Code has 45 statues which deal with fraud and Forgery.
The most common type of Forgery is related to writing or cashing checks with a false signature or uttering a false instrument. A charge of Forgery is a third degree Felony, and persons convicted will have a permanent record as a felon. Multiple charges can be filed, and each charge can carry a sentence of up to Five (5) years in prison, so a conviction for multiple charges can add up to a long time in prison.
If you are accused of any type of forgery/fraud crime call Guy Seligman. I am experienced in defending all forgery cases listed in the Florida Forgery statutes.
Florida Forgery Statutes
Guy Serligman has experience defending all forgery charges under these Florida statutes.
831.025 Evidence in prosecution for forgery or counterfeiting.
831.03 Forging or counterfeiting private labels; possession of reproduction materials.
831.04 Penalty for changing or forging certain instruments of writing.
831.06 Fictitious signature of officer of corporation.
831.07 Forging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
831.08 Possessing certain forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts.
831.09 Uttering forged bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
831.10 Second conviction of uttering forged bills.
831.11 Bringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
831.18 Making or possessing instruments for forging bills.
831.21 Forging or counterfeiting doctor’s certificate of examination.
In Florida, according to Florida statutes, whoever falsely makes, alters, forges or counterfeits a public record, or a certificate, return or attestation of any clerk or register of a court, public register, notary public, town clerk or any public officer, in relation to a matter wherein such certificate, return or attestation may be received as a legal proof; or a charter, deed, will, testament, bond, or writing obligatory, letter of attorney, policy of insurance, bill of lading, bill of exchange or promissory note, or an order, acquittance, or discharge for money or other property, or an acceptance of a bill of exchange or promissory note for the payment of money, or any receipt for money, goods or other property, or any passage ticket, pass or other evidence of transportation issued by a common carrier, with intent to injure or defraud any person, shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree.