Defense Attorney For Forgery And Related Offenses (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1) Charges
Forgery (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1) is the act of creating, altering, executing, or otherwise putting forth writings that purport to be the act of another, who did not authorize such use, or a fictitious person.
The law requires an element of intent, so such acts must be committed with the purpose of defrauding another or injuring another.
Forgery is graded according to several metrics, including the type of document that has been forged. A forged security instrument, postal instrument, check, or more than 15 retail sales receipts or UPC codes will be charged as third degree crimes, with a sentence of three to five years if convicted.
Other types of Forgeries are charged as fourth degree crimes, with an 18 month sentence if convicted.
Possession of forgery instruments, described as devices, equipment, computers, and computer software, among other things, that can be used for forgery, is charged as third degree crime.
Matthew Reisig has defended clients throughout New Jersey against criminal charges of all kinds for almost 20 years.
If you’ve been charged in connection with forgery, call 732-625-9661 today and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.