Forgery in Illinois
Let Our Chicago White Crimes Lawyer Protect Your Rights & Future
The crime of forgery requires the person performing the criminal act with
the intent to defraud another party for the purpose of financial gain
or to cause financial loss. Not only is this
white collar crime punishable by a lengthy prison sentence and expensive fines, it can cause
irreparable damage to your reputation and make it difficult to obtain
The following are common examples of forgery:
- Making or altering any document apparently capable of defrauding another
- Unlawfully using another individual’s digital signature or signature
device without their consent
- Knowingly issuing or delivering any defrauding document or knowingly possessing
with an intent to issue or deliver
If you were arrested and charged with forgery in Illinois, the
Law Office of Steve Fine is ready to fight for you. With more than 20 years of experience, our
Chicago criminal defense attorney possesses the comprehensive knowledge
of state law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal
system. We can review your case and determine all of your available legal
options to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely.
Call (312) 436-0638 to discuss your legal options.
In Illinois, forgery is a Class 3 felony, punishable by a prison sentence
ranging from two to five years and a maximum fine of $25,000. If a Universal
Price Code Label is forged, it is then considered a Class 4 felony. A
Class 4 felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to three years
and a maximum fine of $25,000.
If an academic degree or coin is forged, it is a Class A misdemeanor. A
Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year
and fines up to $2,500.
Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
Our firm can investigate your arrest and collect evidence to develop an
effective and customized defense strategy just for you. As a former prosecutor,
Attorney Steven Fine can anticipate how the prosecution will approach
your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom.
Do not hesitate to
contact us and request a
free consultation today.