Forgery Defense Lawyers Serving Edmonton
Need An Edmonton Check Forgery Lawyers?
Forgery is a very common type of white collar crime and can carry with it very severe legal and financial consequences, if convicted. Forgery is typically defined as being the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are affected. Forgery is commonly used in conjunction with various types of fraud and identity theft.
If you have been accused of or charged with forgery, check forgery, or fraud, call the Edmonton law offices of Slaferek Callihoo at 1-780-800-7356to speak with their forgery defense lawyers. Slaferek Callihoo’s team of forgery defense lawyers has ample experience handling forgery and check forgery defense cases throughout the Province of Alberta.
Forms of Forgery
In Alberta, you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:
- Falsely manufacture, alter, or change any paper, document, check, or type of instrument
- Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
- Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified
Check forgery, credit card fraud, and forging traveler’s checks are some of the most common types of forgery. These crimes involve endorsing and/or presenting a forged check, traveler’s check, or credit card account check to a financial institution, such as a bank, credit union, or check cashing establishment. Check forgery is common today, due to the use of computers and online banking technologies, technologies that weren’t available a decade ago.
Not all forgery cases have to do with stealing money, using stolen credit cards, or forging checks. If you have ever been arrested and signed a fake name after the arrest, you can be charged with forgery. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own, you can be charged with fraud or forgery. While these types of forgery may be victimless crimes, they can still impact your future, your ability to be employed, and your reputation, as they may be tarnished permanently.
Contact our Edmonton Forgery Defense Lawyers
Have you been accused of forgery, check forgery, or fraud? You should speak to an experienced Edmonton forgery defense lawyer today. Call the law offices of Slaferek Callihoo at 1-780-800-7356. Slaferek Callihoo has years of experience handling all forms of white collar crimes, DUIs, traffic offenses, and criminal matters throughout all of Alberta, especially: Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Strathcona County, Leduc County, Parkland County, and Sturgeon County.