Criminal Defense Attorneys encounter several instances of Forgery in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Dade County, and Broward County. Opportunity for forgery in South Florida is abundant with the advent of electronic signature, online e-signing, and the population growth of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. To prove the criminal offense of Forgery, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited a document, and that the criminal suspect intended to injure or defraud some person or firm. It is not necessary that the criminal suspect intended to use the document himself or herself, or to profit from its use. It is sufficient if he or she intended that some person would use it to injure or defraud. Nor is it necessary to prove what person the criminal suspect intended to be injured or defrauded if he or she did intend that some person would be injured or defrauded. To prove the criminal offense of Uttering a Forgery, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect passed or offered to pass as true a document, that the criminal suspect knew the document to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited, and that the criminal suspect intended to injure or defraud some person or firm.
If you have been charged with Forgery or Uttering a Forgery in Miami Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, or Broward County, seek legal help from an experienced and competent criminal defense attorney who will give you the proper advice and representation that you deserve. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. has been in criminal law practice since 1991 and is familiar with the court systems in South Florida. He can defend you in criminal court against charges of forgery, identity theft, and other fraud-related criminal charges. Hassett and Associates, P.A. provides an immediate free consultation available 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Fort Lauderdale Forgery Lawyer.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
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