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Understanding forgery charges in Washington State.


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Washington forgery attorneys from our firm will explain your rights.

Washington forgery attorneys from our firm will explain your rights.


Law enforcement agencies and the courts in Washington State take allegations of forgery seriously, and if you have been charged with this crime it is advisable to retain a Washington criminal attorney as early as possible to help you avoid a conviction.

You should not discuss the charges with anyone but your legal counsel, as statements you make to investigators or others could potentially incriminate you further and cost you the opportunity to exonerate yourself or to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Our firm has well over 30 years of combined criminal defense experience, and we urge you to visit our office or call us today to receive a confidential consultation.

Forgery, such as in counterfeiting and identity theft, is covered by Chapter 9A.60.020 of the Revised Code of Washington, and it occurs when an individual falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument or possesses, utters, offers, disposes of or puts off as true, a document with knowledge that it is forged.

The prosecutor must prove that the defendant committed the act with the intent to injure or defraud others. Forgery is considered to be a crime of dishonesty, and a conviction may not only result in criminal penalties but also the serious social stigma of carrying a criminal record.


Washington State forgery penalties.


Forgery is a Washington felony, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and as much as $10,000 in fines. Washington criminal attorney Jason S. Newcombe understands what a disastrous impact a conviction could have on your future, with ramifications in both your personal life and professional life. A careful study of the evidence against you may reveal an effective strategy for challenging the prosecution, but it is crucial to retain our services early to allow sufficient time to develop your case.


Contact our team of forgery lawyers in Washington State for help.


Contact a Washington forgery lawyer for dedicated legal representation to help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction.

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