Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County

Forgery is most commonly known as signing another person's name on a legal document. It can also involve altering a valid legal document or creating a fake one. In any case, it is a theft crime that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony and it is considered to be a federal crime. Harsh and severe penalties can be assessed such as incarceration, probation, community service, restitution and a negative impact on your legal record that may be permanent and ineligible for expungement in the future. If you are convicted, you will not only face personal ramifications, but your professional career and social reputation could also be damaged.

If you or a loved one was recently arrested or you are under investigation for forgery, the first step you should take is to contact a highly competent Orange County criminal defense lawyer that can defend you in a federal court case. You will need to be made aware of your legal rights and how to keep them protected, starting right now.

Protect Your 5th Amendment Rights

First and foremost, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney, and you should absolutely exercise them. If law enforcement officials, criminal investigators or prosecuting lawyers would like you to submit a statement or participate in an interview, do not answer questions without your attorney present. You have the right to an attorney and it is the duty of your legal representative to help guide you during any type of questioning to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are not violated in any way.

Takakjian & Sitkoff is a criminal defense practice that handles both state and federal criminal cases for individuals facing charges. A lawyer from the firm will scrupulously examine every angle of the evidence and facts surrounding your case, inform you of the legal options that are available to you and then aggressively proceed in a way that serves your interests best. It is acutely understood that you are under a tremendous amount of pressure to achieve a favorable result, and your lawyer will zealously fight to help preserve your future freedom, livelihood, respectability and legal record.

Contact an Orange County forgery attorney for solid legal advice and relentless representation if you or someone you know is facing charges for a forgery crime.

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