Boston Forgery Defense Attorney / Massachusetts Forgery Charges
Intentionally falsifying, counterfeiting or altering a document in order to defraud or injure another party is considered forgery. As with any criminal offense, the state must prove all elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the Defendant counterfeited, falsified, or altered at least one significant part of the document in question; and
- That the Defendant did so this act intentionally to defraud or injure someone.
A conviction for forgery has a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
If you are accused of forging or uttering a check, title, deed, certificate, or other legal document, you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.