Charged with forgery?
Forgery is one of a number of crimes known as white collar crime. It is termed a white collar offense because it is usually perpetrated by a professional or business person in a business environment. It encompasses non-violent, deceitful methods of acquiring money or some other gain such as credit card fraud, counterfeiting or embezzlement. If you are being investigated or have been accused of forgery, it is important to gain the assistance of a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to assist you. If an investigator requests an interview, even if you believe yourself innocent of any wrong doing it is best to have an experienced criminal defense attorney from the firm present during any conversation. A competent forgery attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege can help you navigate through a potentially treacherous situation.
Being accused of or charged with the crime of forgery can be confusing and is additionally upsetting as the person’s integrity is in question which may serious affect a person’s future in the business world. Anyone doing a background check will certainly look for any criminal record of arrest or conviction. An experienced criminal defense lawyer from the firm, prior to a charge being brought will work to avoid having any charges filed. When a charge has already been filed against you, a seasoned forgery defense attorney from the firm will negotiate with the prosecutor to drop or reduce charges if the evidence has been gained illegally or other factors leading to a court challenge for the defense. If convicted, the penalties can include fines, prison sentences, restitution, and criminal forfeiture. The criminal defense team from the firm is determined and relentless in the defense of forgery charges.
Contact a Chicago Forgery Defense Lawyer
It is important that a forgery defense lawyer be skilled in negotiating a well as at trial as not all issues can be resolved outside of the courtroom. A prosecutor who is negotiating with a skilled trial lawyer from the firm, who is fearless in the courtroom, is more likely to agree to a just resolution. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free consultation with an experienced forgery attorney who will fight aggressively for you.
Contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege who will assist you to prove your innocence.