Forgery is a very common type of white-collar crime. It can carry with it very severe and serious legal and financial consequences if convicted. Forgery is typically defined as being the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are affected. Forgery is commonly used in conjunction with various types of fraud and identity theft.
If you have been accused of or charged with forgery, check forgery or fraud please call Delaware Forgery Defense Attorney John R. Garey at The Law Office of John R. Garey. Mr. Garey can be contacted at 302-244-5312. The Law Office of John R. Garey has ample experience handling forgery and check forgery defense cases throughout Kent and Sussex County Delaware.
Forms Of Forgery
In Delaware you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:
- Falsely manufacture, alter or change any paper, document, check or another type of instrument
- Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
- Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified
Check forgery, credit card fraud and forging traveler's checks are some of the most common types of forgery. These crimes involve endorsing and or presenting a forged check, travelers check or credit card account checks to a financial institution such as a bank, credit union or check cashing establishment. Check forgery is so common today due to the use of computers and online banking technologies that were not available a decade ago.
Not all forgery cases have to do with stealing money, using stolen credit cards or forging checks. If you have ever been arrested and signed a fake name after the arrest, you can be charged with forgery. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own, you can be charged with fraud or forgery. While these types of forgery may be victimless crimes, they can still impact your future, your ability to be employed and your reputation as they may be tarnished permanently.
Contact A Delaware Forgery Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of forgery, check forgery or fraud you should speak to an experienced Delaware Forgery Defense Attorney. Please call The Law Office of John R. Garey at 302-244-5312. You may email Mr. Garey by clicking here. Mr. Garey has many years experience handling all forms of White Collar Crimes, DUI’s, Traffic Offenses and Criminal Matters throughout all of Kent County, Delaware & Sussex County, Delaware. This includes Dover, Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Milton, Lewes, Long Neck, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Dagsboro, Laurel, Seaford & Ocean View.