Uttering a Forded Instrument or Document Defense
Forgery is the crime of falsely making, altering or counterfeiting a certain legal document or document of a financial nature. Forgery can relate to any of a number of documents, including checks, prescription blanks, deeds, wills, testaments, bonds, bill, policy of insurance and more. The criminal offense of “uttering a forged document” involves a person who knowingly publishes or puts into circulation any forged or altered financial document, legal document or other writing with the intent to misrepresent it as true and defraud others.
To “utter” means to distribute or put into circulation (as in legal tender or a forged document) under the pretense that it is genuine. Uttering forged documents is a third degree felony in Florida and may be punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Forgery Defense Attorneys in Florida
The criminal defense attorneys at Musca Law are here to help if you or a loved one has been accused of uttering a forged document. With our over 100 years of combined legal experience and our steadfast determination to effectively represent our clients’ interests, our legal team is committed to stellar results. When you work with a defense attorney at our firm you will also have the benefit of our extensive resources as we investigate the circumstances surrounding your charges and work to build an aggressive defense strategy that will give you the best opportunity of avoiding a conviction.
Do not hesitate in contacting a criminal defense lawyer regarding your charges. If you or someone you know has been arrested for uttering forged documents you will need representation immediately in order for it to have the maximum positive impact on your case.
Contact a criminal defense attorney at our firm today to talk about your forgery charges!