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Forgery in Nevada

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 Doug Crawford Law.

The Nevada Revised Statues (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. Hire me.