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Forgery and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument

If you are charged with Forgery or Criminal Possession of a forged instrument you could face anywhere from a simple fine to years in prison. You should call a Northern Kentucky Criminal Attorney at the offices of Greta Hoffman & Associates today to discuss learn more about the charges you face. In Kentucky, a person is guilty of forgery in the first degree when, with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, he falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument which is or purports to be or which is calculated to become or to represent when completed anything ranging from money, stamps, and checks to credit cards, wills, and bond certificates.

Depending on the type of matter you are alleged to have forged, you could face a misdemeanor or even class C Felony.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument is a related offense that only requires your possession of something that is forged with the knowledge that it is forged. A person is more likely to be charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument rather than forgery because it is easier to prove mere possession of the instrument versus commission of the act of forgery.

Regardless, the consequences of either charge could possibly be years in jail. If you are charged with either crime you need to know your rights and the possible punishments you could face. There may be defenses available to you of which you are unaware. Call our Northern Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorneys today at the law offices of Greta Hoffman & Associates to discuss the best path towards confrontation of the allegations against you. Our attorneys are experienced in handling forgery related charges and can help you obtain the best resolution possible. Call Greta Hoffman & Associates today.

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