Nevada law dictates that forgery occurs when someone “knowingly alters, creates, or uses a written document with the intention of committing fraud.” You may have heard that forgery is simply signing someone else’s name on a document – for example, a paycheck – but this is not true. Forgery only occurs when someone intends to commit fraud or damage someone out of property, money or legal rights. Examples of forgery can include:
- Signing a contract with someone else’s name
- Using a fake check to pay for goods or services
- Altering a deed
- Creating a fake court order
- Creating a fake money order
Defenses Against Forgery
- No forgery actually occurred
- You had no intent to defraud someone
What Should I Do If I Am Charged With Forgery?
Don’t automatically assume that you will be convicted of forgery just because you were charged with it. There are many sound defenses to forgery charges, and a skilled criminal lawyer can help you build a solid case. The Defenders are experienced in forgery law and have had numerous successes with similar cases. We want to help you protect your freedoms and keep your criminal record clean. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you stand a better chance at prevailing in court.