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Forgery Las Vegas

Las Vegas Forgery Defense Lawyers

If you or anyone you know in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Primm or Mesquite—needs legal help because of charges due to the crime of Forgery, you need to get the best legal help as soon as possible.

You need a Criminal Lawyer in Las Vegas Nevada

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) has an entire chapter, NRS 205.085, focusing on Forgery. Simply put, forgery involves something written, including signatures, often using paper but sometimes other materials, including real advertisements intending to defraud someone by making something false look like the real thing. Counterfeiting is a form of fraud. Common forged activities are stock certificates, wills, deeds, lease agreements, bonds, checks, and money orders, among many other possibilities. The NRS 205 deals with all these potential criminal activities. These are all category D felonies, which in the state of Nevada means a conviction carries potential prison sentence of 1 to 4 years as well as a $5,000 fine.

Forging documents from corporations or the state of Nevada carries a similar penalty. Lying on official state forms is taken extremely seriously by the state of Nevada. It is possible you may have made an honest mistake on a form—this happens, and we can use that in your defense. It’s imperative that you reach out to me as soon as possible so we can prepare a response if you find yourself in this situation. It’s also possible you may be a corporate partner or employee taking the blame for someone else mistake or, worse, criminal activity. I have 30 years of experience with this type of law and have seen almost everything people can do to one another. Don’t let your legal rights be overrun by someone else’s misdeeds. Contact me immediately.


Possible forgery charges can include activities as simple as writing another person’s name on a petition or, much more serious, offering someone compensation for signing their name to a form. Citizens of Nevada engaged in political activity should take this to heart—every single name that can be proven to be false if collected by you can be chargeded as separate crimes. As a category D felony, that adds up to significant time behind bars, besides undermining the pretense of democracy.

Bank drafts, defrauding a person or business to obtain property or services, or accepting credit extended from a licensed gaming establishment is generally a misdemeanor, unless the amount exceeds $650, and then you are back in the realm of a category D felony. Nevada has something similar to a three strikes rule in this area of law: three misdemeanors and you are hit with a D felony.

Though not common, possession of fraudulent business instruments or bills, such as money orders, will bring category C felony charges.

Even in our digital age the transfer of music or video that is not copyrighted by an individual is considered a crime and carries a C felony penalty. If you don’t own the rights you don’t have the right to share or profit from creative work. If you’ve been caught up in a scheme like this, contact me immediately.
You need someone who will fight for your rights to the end, to get you the smallest legal penalty, and hopefully keep you out of jail. Douglas Crawford Law is an expert in these matters.

Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.

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Douglas Crawford Law

501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States

(702) 383-0090

Las Vegas Forgery Lawyer

Is forgery a felony in Nevada?

Forgery is defined in Nevada as attempting to defraud someone by producing fraudulent papers. Forging documents in Nevada is categorized as a category D felony, punishable by one to four years in jail, $5,000 in fines, and reimbursement.


Can forgery charges be dropped?

Claiming that you did not intend to defraud or harm anyone is one of the most successful defenses. As criminal intention is necessary in order for a forgery conviction to be secured, this can swiftly get your charges dropped. It’s also conceivable that you possessed a phony document without knowing it.

What happens if someone commits forgery?

In all 50 states, forgery is defined as “the production or imitation of anything in order to gain a valuable thing and deceive others,” and it is considered a felony that can result in jail or prison time, probation, hefty fines, and restitution (compensating the victim for money or goods stolen as a consequence of the forgery).

What is required to prove forgery?

Lack of knowledge or capacity is an important element in proving forgery, therefore the defendant will not be convicted if he or she lacks it. To be guilty of forgery, the defendant must have known that the document was forged. Knowledge is essential to demonstrating that the accused possessed the necessary intent.

Can you sue someone for forgery?

If your signature was forged and caused financial harm, you have the right to sue the individual who perpetrated it. Forgery of a check, loan, or other legal documents that is in your name and needs repayment is possible damages. Businesses are more frequently victims of forgery than people.

What type of crime is forgery?

A forgery is a phony document, signature, or other imitation of something of value that is utilized to deceive others. Forgery is often linked with fraud. Contracts, identity cards, and legal documents are all potential targets for forgery.

How is forgery performed?

The term “forgery” refers to the act of manufacturing, adapting, or imitating objects or documents. Money, artworks, certificates, and identity cards are some of the most frequent forgeries. These papers are commonly taken from their genuine owners or purchased (the owner is selling papers and then claiming they are lost).

Is forgery a federal crime?

Forgery is a crime in all 50 states, as well as on the federal level. While forgery under state law results in a prison term, forgery on the federal level leads to considerably more severe consequences including imprisonment in a federal jail and hefty fines.

Is forged signature illegal?

Forging a signature is a felony, however it cannot be done by accident. To fabricate a forgery, the deceiver must have the specific goal of deceiving someone with the phony signature. If you gave permission to the signer to use your name, they did not commit fraud.

How do you prove someone forged your signature on a contract?

Contact an expert to conduct a signature analysis if you believe your signature has been duplicated. A document examiner will need a high-resolution copy of the “forged” documents and several comparable signatures produced at about the same time.