Forgery is the process of making, adapting or imitating objects, statistics or documents with the intent to deceive. Where forging currency is involved, it is referred to as counterfeiting. Forged records or documents are oftentimes called false documents. With consumer goods, forgeries are goods that are not manufactured by the manufacturer named on the label or flagged by the trademark symbol. Forgery charges in Arizona can carry some steep punishments.
Forgeries can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the seriousness of the case. Likewise, forgeries can be federal or state offenses, depending on what was forged. Punishment for forgery can include jail time, fines and restitution. Forgery is not taken lightly, and those charged with this crime should recruit qualified legal counsel.
If you have been charged with forgery in Arizona you need to speak with a criminal attorney at JacksonWhite immediately to begin the defense of your case.