Forgery crimes invite stiff punishment in the state of Texas
This is due to the amounts involved and the effect forgery can have on the lives of victims. Examples of forgery include bank fraud, forging documents for illegal entry into the country, counterfeiting currency, using another person’s credit card without content, and modifying a will or a deed of trust.
The punishment for forgery depends upon factors that include the number of instances a particular act of forgery was executed, the effect on the lives of people, value of property, age of the defendant, and if the forgery involved a will or mortgage.
If you are facing an allegation of forgery then you should take such allegations seriously because punishment can include imprisonment of up to twenty years. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. can help you in no time at all. We know how to gather evidence and evaluate existing evidence that can help to move your case forward in the right direction. Sometimes, an error in entering data can be misconstrued as an attempt at forgery. We examine witnesses and ensure that they do not have any ulterior motives in testifying against you. A simple and effective defense is to claim that there was no intent to harm or to claim ignorance that the action constituted forgery. It is our responsibility to ensure that the prosecution proves your guilt beyond reasonable doubt and we are prepared to aggressively challenge them at each step and over every claim they make.
A plea bargain is a strong tool that the defense must know how to use; because if not, then the prosecution will likely try for the harshest punishment possible to “make an example” out of the accused and deter forgery. Call us today for secure and zealous representation in your forgery case.