A defense attorney for forgery is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in court to protect his client’s rights and get the best possible results.
Forgery is basically using another person’s name or signature to gain a financial advantage.
Forgery can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, therefore it is called a “wobbler” offense.
Note. You may never have to appear in court in some cases. The lawyer can appear on your behalf.
HOW THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY HELPS IF A CLIENT IS IN CUSTODY
Get Out of Jail. If the accused is in jail, there are several ways attorney Pflaum helps him or her get released before the first court date or during the first court date at the arraignment.
The procedures to get a person out of custody depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime and the present status of the accused, i.e., ties to the community, employment, ownership of property, age, health, prior criminal record, military experience and character references.
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HOW THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY HELPS THE CLIENT BEFORE THE COURT PROCESS
An experienced criminal defense attorney learns everything he can about the client, the case and the evidence in order to apply the right strategies to get the best possible results.
Every case is different. Each client is unique.
Contact the Prosecutor’s Office. Once the defense attorney has all the best information about the client, the case and the evidence, he delivers it to the prosecutor’s office as soon as possible with the goal of persuading the prosecutor’s office not to file any criminal charges against the arrested person, or to reduce the charges.
STRATEGIES THE LAWYER USES TO HELP HIS CLIENT IN COURT
There are many ways to defend an accusation of a forgery crime and get the best possible results.
Plea Bargain. A plea bargain is an agreement between the judge, prosecutor and the defense to reduce or dismiss the charges with an agreement on sentencing that should avoid jail time and offer other favorable terms and conditions.
To get a good plea bargain, the attorney gathers important information about the client and the case and makes a presentation of the strengths of the client’s case to the prosecutor to have the original charges dismissed or reduced.
The plea bargaining process can occur at arraignment, pretrial conferences, or later as the case goes through the court system.
If the victim of the forgery is willing to cooperate with the accused, particularly if restitution is paid, this may be helpful.
As a result, the defense attorney may convince the prosecutor to do an excellent plea bargain that benefits the client by eliminating or reducing the criminal charges.
Jury Trial. For cases that cannot be, or should not be, settled by way of a plea bargain, attorney Pflaum is ready to prepare for and go to jury trial.
The best defense at trial will depend on the facts and evidence of the case. The most common defenses are:
- no criminal intent
- insufficiency of the evidence
- no identification of the defendant
- lack of motive
- no proof of actual loss
- no corroboration
- inconsistent testimony
- unbelievable testimony
- violation of the right to remain silent
- incomplete police investigation
- no proof that defendant committed a fraudulent act
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