N.J.S.A 2C:21-1 defines Possession of Forgery Devices as the following:
A person is guilty of possession of forgery devices when with purpose to use, or to aid or permit another to use for purposes of forging written instruments, he makes or possess any device, apparatus, equipment, computer, computer equipment, computer software, or article specially designed or adapted to such use.
While Possession of Forgery Devices is a Third Degree Crime carrying a maximum sentence of 18 months, it can be a difficult charge for prosecutors to prove. A modern computer with even basic, freely available image editing software technically meets the definition of the statute. When the issue boils down to the intent of the accused, an experienced defense attorney can often turn the prosecution’s case against it.
Attorney Matthew Reisig is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who fights for clients all over the state charged with possession of forgery devices.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation regarding possession of forgery devices in New Jersey.