Under investigation for forgery?
Forgery is a serious crime in Texas and prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions in these cases. If you are convicted of forgery, prospective employers are going to tend to view you as a thief. As a result, it's very important to hire a lawyer who has a proven record of preventing clients from being convicted of forgery charges.
At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I am dedicated to protecting your rights and your reputation if you have been charged with forgery. As a former prosecutor for the state of Texas, I bring a unique perspective to the practice of criminal defense, since I have worked on both sides of the courtroom and know what the prosecutor is thinking when building the case against you. My experience in forgery cases is well documented as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, and as a published author on the issue of theft.
Forgery is a Felony
When you sign your name on someone else's check or money order, you are committing a felony. Even if you are not given a jail sentence, it's important to keep a forgery conviction off your record. A conviction on forgery charges can affect your reputation for the rest of your life and virtually take you out of the job market. Having a crime of dishonesty on your record attaches a stigma to you that can follow you for years.
There are a number of possible forgery offenses you may be charged with in Texas:
- Criminal forgery
- Criminal simulation
- Trademark counterfeiting
- Stealing or receiving a stolen check
Immigration Consequences of a Conviction
If you are not a U.S. citizen, the immigration consequences of forgery conviction can be dire. Your immigration status could be at stake and you might even be at risk of being selected for removal proceedings. I have successfully negotiated deals with the State that have allowed my clients to remain in the country after their cases were resolved.
Contact me today if you require assistance in your forgery case.
Developing the right strategy and using my connections in the legal community, I will do my best to get your case dismissed so you can move on with your life.
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