Los Angeles Forgery and Fraud Attorney - Anita Patel

Los Angeles Forgery Attorney San Fernando Valley Counterfeiting and Forgery Defense Attorney

Haveyou been charged with forgery or counterfeiting in San Fernando Valley?

Forgery is generally viewed as falsifying legal documents for fraudulent activities. For instance, common examples of forgery include falsifying a signature on a will, real estate transaction, or a credit card purchase with a false signature.

Another more common criminal charge is writing a bad check. Bad checks are so common that, similar to DUIs, there is a diversion program that allows the defendant to complete a series of classes to avoid a criminal charge and jail time. Keep in mind this program is usually available only to first time offenders.

Hire San Fernando Valley Counterfeiting and Forgery Defense Attorney Anita Patel to start working on your case as soon as possible. Many important decisions about your counterfeiting and forgery case are made early in the process.

For the first twelve years of her criminal law career, San Fernando Valley Counterfeiting Defense Attorney Anita Patel was a prosecutor who was recognized for her 95% conviction rate. Now she brings this knowledge and courtroom experience to her criminal defense practice where she will develop the best strategy to fight your counterfeiting or forgery charge.

Do I need a forgery attorney?

A defense attorney familiar with forgery will reduce the chances of your going to jail, paying heavy fines, or facing lengthy probation. Forgery is an act commissioned with the” intent to defraud by writing”, and as such, the consequences can be significant. Contact Forgery Defense Attorney Anita Patel today for a free consultation at 818-498-5893.

What is counterfeiting?

Counterfeiting is the crime of making an “unauthorized imitation of a genuine article,” and typically this involves money, though increasingly it involves merchandise. Counterfeiting is singled out from other acts of forgery because of the high level of technical skill required to carry it out. Counterfeiting is generally punished as a felony. This would be commonly thought of as the knock-off Rolex, or the imitation Gucci bag – articles made in China for a fraction of their retail price and modified to look like the real thing.

Punishment for forgery and counterfeiting can range from 5 to 20 years in prison.As the penal code indicates, “Whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, or alters any obligation or other security of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. “Don’t let your case get this far. Speak with a criminal defense attorney. Let Attorney Anita Patel put her 12 years as a prosecutor to work for you fighting your forgery or counterfeiting charge.

Call San Fernando Valley Forgery and Counterfeiting Defense Attorney Anita Patel for a free consultation at (818) 478-5893.

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