Forgery allegations can be devastating. Forged documents could significantly damage individuals, groups, businesses, or even government entities. Prosecutors take these charges very seriously and seek severe punishments. Consequences may include jail or prison time, significant court fines, probation, or restitution. Making matters worse, forgery convictions are crimes of dishonesty. They negatively impact a defendant’s criminal record and impact one’s ability to obtain housing or employment. It is important to hire a competent attorney like Alexander Ransom to reduce or dismiss forgery charges.
Defendants may be charged with forgery if they intend to injure or defraud another by falsely making, completing, or altering a written instrument; or possessing, offering, or disposing of a written instrument they know to be forged. The crime of Forgery is a Class C felony punishable up to 5 years prison and a $10,000.00 fine.
If you or someone you care about faces Forgery charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an aggressive, effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. Alexander is committed to eliminating or minimizing the devastating effects forgery convictions have on his client’s lives. With his thorough understanding of the laws governing forgery, Alexander can help counsel you on your options and will fight for the best possible outcome in your unique case.