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Philadelphia + Bucks County Forgery Attorneys

Forgery may not receive the same sensationalized news coverage as violent crimes, but that doesn’t mean that forgery is a trivial or insignificant offense.  In both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a forgery conviction can lead to hefty fines and long periods of incarceration.  In addition, having a forgery conviction on your record can present wide-spanning difficulties when it comes to many areas of life, such as finding a job, obtaining a place to live, and even being trusted to handle money and sensitive documents.

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of forgery, it is critical to your success that you retain a skilled forgery attorney immediately.  At Young, Marr & Associates, we are equipped with an experienced team of forgery lawyers ready to help represent you, ensure you with a fair trial, and aggressively argue your case.  With over 10,000 criminal cases under our legal belt, we have decades of experience to draw upon to provide our clients with the very best criminal defense litigation available.

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What is Forgery?

There are several different actions which can legally entail forgery in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania:

  1. Making unauthorized alterations to a document belonging to somebody else.
  2. Knowingly presenting false testimony or any false written document as being real, authentic, and accurate.
  3. Pretending to be another person in the act of drafting, authenticating, transferring, or issuing a document when in fact no such consent was given.

Any of these actions can constitute a forgery offense.

Forgery Penalties in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, forgery is often classified as a 1st Degree Misdemeanor.  Penalties for a 1st Degree Misdemeanor include a maximum of five years in prison, as well as a maximum $10,000 fine.  However, there are scenarios in which a forgery charge can be elevated to a more serious classification.  A forgery charge becomes a 3rd Degree Felony if the document in question is a:

  • Commercial document
  • Contract
  • Deed
  • Will

The maximum penalties for a 3rd Degree Felony include seven years in prison, and a fine of $15,000.

Forgery charges can be elevated further still.  A forgery charge becomes a 2nd Degree Felony if the document in question pertains to:

  • Government-issued documents
  • Money
  • Postage Stamps
  • Stocks and bonds

The maximum penalties for a 2nd Degree Felony include 10 years in prison, and a fine of $25,000.

Our Philadelphia + Bucks County, PA Forgery Defense Lawyers Can Help

If you are facing forgery charges, you need to consult with an experienced Philadelphia and Bucks County forgery attorney immediately. Contact the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates online today to arrange for a free and confidential legal consultation, or call (215) 701-6519 to reach our Pennsylvania offices.

Our team of attorneys includes two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney, who collectively bring more than three decades of criminal law experience to the table.  As former prosecutors, we come prepared with a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system.  In addition, we have long-standing, professional relationships with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

At Young, Marr & Associates, we believe every one of our clients’ cases deserves to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and our highly-qualified team of forgery attorneys is committed to providing each of our clients with the compassion and understanding they deserve.  We offer aggressive representation at affordable pricing, so contact us today.

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RESULTS

NO JAIL TIME

Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)

Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.

CASE DISMISSED

Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)

Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.

CASE DISMISSED

Commonwealth v. "S"

Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.

CASE DISMISSED

State of New Jersey v. "H"

Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.

OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.

As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.

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Quakertown

328 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951
Tel: (215) 515-6876
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Philadelphia

7909 Bustleton Ave, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Tel: (215) 607-2715
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Bensalem

3554 Hulmeville Rd, #102
Bensalem, PA 19020
Tel: (215) 515-6389
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Marlton

10000 Lincoln Drive E, Suite 201
Marlton, NJ 08053
Tel: (856) 213-2805
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Bala Cynwyd

2 Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Tel: (610) 557-3209
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Jenkintown

101 Greenwood Ave
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Tel: (215) 544-3347
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Mt. Holly

27 Cedar St
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Tel: (609) 796-4344
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Piscataway

200 Centennial Ave, Suite 200
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: (908) 367-7256
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Allentown

137 N 5th St, Suite A
Allentown, PA 18102
Tel: (215) 240-4082
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Easton

101 Larry Holmes Dr, #212
Easton, PA 18042
Tel: (215) 515-7077
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Hamilton Twp.

3525 Quakerbridge Rd, #903
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Tel: (609) 236-8649
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