Check Forgery Defense Lawyer In Fort McMurray
Forgery is perhaps the most common type of white collar crime in Canadian society. If you are accused, and ultimately convicted of forgery very severe and serious legal and financial consequences will be imposed. Forgery is typically defined as being the crime of falsely making or altering a writing via which the legal rights or obligations of another person are impacted. For the most part forgery is typically used in conjunction with various types of fraud and identity theft.
If you have been accused of or charged with forgery, check forgery or fraud please contact The Fort McMurray forgery defense lawyers at Gunn Law Group. Feel free to contact the firm at at 1-780-800-7646. Gunn Law Group has many years experience handling forgery and check forgery defense cases throughout all of Alberta.
Forms of Forgery
In Alberta you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:
- Falsely manufacture, alter or change any paper, document, check or other type of instrument
- Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
- Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified
Check forgery, travellers check forgery and credit card fraud are some of the most common types of forgery. These crimes involve falsely or fraudulently endorsing and or presenting a forged check, travellers check or credit card account check to a financial institution such as a bank, credit union or check cashing establishment. Check forgery is so common today due to the use of computers and online banking technologies that were not available a decade ago.
Not all forgery cases have to do with stealing money, stealing using credit cards or forging checks. If you have signed a fake name after being arrested you may be charged with and convicted of forgery. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own you may be charged with and convicted of fraud or forgery. Despite these types of forgery being seemingly victimless crimes they can still negatively impact your future, your employability, your immigration status, and your reputation.
Contact A Fort McMurray Forgery Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of forgery, check forgery or fraud you should speak to an experienced Fort McMurray Forgery Defense Lawyer. Please call Gunn Law Group at 1-780-800-7646.
The Fort McMurray Forgery & Fraud Defense Lawyers at Gunn Law Group proudly serve those accused of white collar crimes throughout Strathcona, County, Leduc County, Parkland County & Sturgeon County which includes: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater and Stony Plain.