Bartow Forgery & Counterfeiting Attorney
What is forgery & counterfeiting?
Forgery is the crime of producing, making, or adapting objects or documents with
the intent to deceive or trick another. In cases where forgery has led
to someone being robbed or deceived out of money or capital, additional
charges may be added such as theft or fraud. An example would be signing
a person’s check without their permission, cashing it, and keeping
Counterfeiting is making or creating an unauthorized imitation of a genuine article (ex:
currency) with the intent to deceive or defraud.
An individual may be charged with forgery or counterfeiting when law enforcement
- False, forged, or counterfeit bank bills or notes; or
- Tools or instruments used by counterfeiters.
Although counterfeiting and forgery cases can be prosecuted on a state
level, these crimes are often investigated by the FBI or Secret Service.
With so many types of currency, coin, and documents, there are more than
100 different actions that may be considered a counterfeiting or forgery
crime. In situations where the forgery or counterfeiting charge is of
a currency or financial nature, the greater the monetary amount of the
alleged crime, the more severe the criminal charge the accused will face.
Get the Help of a Skilled Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Advocate Law Firm, P.A., I have more than 15 years of experience that
I put to work on behalf of my clients. With all cases, it is my goal to
provide you with the high-quality legal services and effective legal representation
that you deserve. In an effort to help my clients through this troubling
time, I make weekend and evening appointments available upon request;
I also accept after-hours and emergency calls.
To get started with your case, do not hesitate to
contact my firm for your initial case evaluation.