Forgery is defined as the unauthorized creation or manipulation of a document with the intention of defrauding another person. You can also be criminally charged for the possession or use of a forged document. Items that are often forged include checks and money orders, signatures on legal documents, and drivers licenses. In Illinois, forgery is a felony charge that can result in a sentence of 3 to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office are experienced and proven forgery defense lawyers. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients charged with forgery for over 40 years. If you or your loved one has been charged with Forgery, contact our criminal defense lawyers for a free and confidential initial consultation at (217) 414-8889.
Deceptive Practices Lawyers
Deceptive practices are used to mislead people for financial gain, usually through fraud. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act criminalizes the use of deceptive practices and imposes penalties on those who are convicted of such a crime. Sometimes, an innocent mistake can be construed by the authorities as a criminal act, and innocent people can find themselves the subject of a criminal investigation.
If you are charged with deceptive practices or are being investigated for deceptive practices, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the best way to insure a positive outcome and avoid harsh penalties. The authorities seek criminal convictions, large restitution amounts and prison sentences when they prosecute deceptive practices cases. It takes aggressive defense strategies and effective advocacy to properly represent you in court.
Contact our forgery and deceptive practices criminal defense lawyers at (217) 414-8889 for a free and confidential initial consultation so that we may explain your constitutional rights to you and hear your side of the story.