If you or someone close to you has been arrested for Forgery in violation of any of the charges in Chapter 831 of the Florida Statutes, you will need experienced and aggressive attorneys to represent your interests. The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel can provide that representation. An attorney is available to speak with you now at 407-218-6277.
The most common forgery charge is Uttering a Forged Instrument as defined by Florida Statute 831.02. Under the law it is a third degree felony to try to pass off a forged or altered document as authentic in an attempt to defraud someone out of money or property. If you are convicted, the crime is punishable by up to five years in a Florida prison.
Counterfeiting is also covered under the statute. The most common form of counterfeiting is the accusation that you have printed your own dollar bills. This is governed by 831.18 of the Florida Statute. If you try to knowingly spend a counterfeit bill it is a violation of Florida Statute 831.09. this is known as “Uttering forged bills.” Both of these offenses are third degree felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.
There are several other forms of forgery covered under the statute. Most involve money, deeds or bank notes. A conviction of any of them can carry serious consequences.
A felony conviction carried extreme penalties such as the loss of a right to vote, exclusion from some job opportunities and housing developments and a criminal record. In addition, forgery is a crime of dishonesty which can prevent you from getting some types of professional licenses and security clearance
Don’t accept this life changing charge without representation. The attorneys and staff at Finebloom & Haenel are knowledgeable and aggressive. They will explore every defense in order to obtain the best possible result for your situation.
Call us now at 407-218-6277 and let us explain how we can help you today!