Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Forgery Charges
Forgery refers to faking documents with the intent to deceive, usually for financial gain. Sometimes it’s a faked signature on a legal document, such as a check or a loan application. Sometimes it’s a faked or altered document altogether, like a forged certificate of authenticity on a fake piece of artwork. In many cases the fake is a commodity such as wine (labels or content). When the “commodity” is fake money, the charge is counterfeiting. There are instances when signing something without meaning to deceive can get you in hot water. Not all charges stem from willfully attempting to deceive. Perhaps that is the hot water you are in.
What to Do if You are Arrested or Being Questioned for Forgery or Counterfeiting
You’re unknowingly passing a lot of counterfeit money. In fact, you have a lot of it you got elsewhere. And you’re arrested. Or you signed your brother’s name on an application with his consent but nevertheless it is being construed as a forged signature. There are numerous reasons to be charged with forgery, some more substantial and “legitimate” than others, but charges nevertheless. If you are charged, however, you best get a criminal defense attorney and not talk to the police about your “mistaken” forgery charge. Being arrested for forgery is not to be taken lightly. Do not try to explain to the authorities the integrity of your excuse. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer who handles forgery right away. The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear friendly as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.
Joel Bacher: Passaic County Forgery Criminal Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know has been arrested for counterfeiting or forgery, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The prosecutor’s office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but if the Court has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved forgery. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a variety of fraud charges including forgery. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss any form of fraud charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher for Your Criminal Defense Attorney in a Forgery Charge?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.