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Our experienced Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyers handle forgery cases throughout the five boroughs, as well as surrounding counties. If you have been charged with forgery, you should contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer without delay to protect your rights and your reputation. If there is any indication that you might be suspected of a crime, do not give a statement to the police or discuss the matter with anyone. Instead, contact a lawyer right away to minimize the likelihood that you will be charged.
Forgery is a very serious crime under New York law. The crime of forgery is set out in Penal Law § 170.00 which contains three degrees of forgery: forgery in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor; forgery in the second degree, a class D felony; and forgery in the first degree, a class C felony. The aggravating factor for each level is the nature of the written instrument that is forged.
The crime of forgery consists of falsely making, completing or altering a written instrument with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another. The essence of the crime is the execution of an instrument that is not authentic.
If you or a loved one have been charged with forgery you should contacted a skilled and experienced Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyer without delay to ensure that your rights are protected. Our experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers offer free consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are available on short notice.