St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose has 20 years of experience practicing law. He limits his practice to criminal defense work in the St. Louis area, including St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, St. Louis City, and municipal courts throughout the area. Mr. Rose has extensive experience representing individuals charged with the crime of forgery.
In St. Louis, the crime of forgery involves the deliberate falsification of a document, signature, or other valuable object with the intent to deceive an individual, financial institution, or other party. Forgery can also involve using or transferring a document, such as a check, receipt, universal product codes, or currency, knowing that the document had been altered. Forgery crimes are taken very seriously and can result in a felony conviction. If you have been charged with forgery, it is imperative that you contact the forgery defense attorneys at Rose Legal Services immediately.
Forgery Charges in St. Louis
The most common form of forgery is signing another person ‘s name without permission, usually onto a check or credit card receipt. However, forgery charges are not limited to the falsification of checks and other financial documents. Any document can be forged, including driver ‘s licenses, other forms of identification, contracts, certificates, and legal papers. Another very common type of forgery in the St. Louis area involves fake prescriptions. Factors that courts and prosecutors consider when dealing with forgery charges include:
- Type of document forged
- Whether there is a clear intent to commit fraud
- Monetary value involved, if applicable
- Criminal history of the defendant
It is important that you immediately hire a forgery defense attorney