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Forgery Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City and Utah

Forgery Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, Murray, West Valley, and SandyWhen it comes to forgery, most people immediately think of printing fake money, but the technical definition of forgery is much more broad than that. Intentionally passing bum checks and making a fake ID are also both examples of forgery under Utah state law. Depending on the details of the case, in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah, a forgery charge can be as serious as a third degree felony. That means that the penalties for a forgery conviction can include severe fines and up to five years of jail time. Don’t make the mistake of facing forgery charges alone. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help protect your rights and your good name.

The severity of a Utah forgery charge depends on many factors. One factor is whether or not other charges can be added to it--theft by deception, for example. Another factor is the extent and intention of the forgery. No matter the details of the charge, Utah prosecutors will try to make it appear that you committed forgery with forethought and bad intentions. You need a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer to believe in you and fight for you.

Branson K. West is Salt Lake City, UT’s winning criminal defense lawyer. Branson has worked thousands of cases in the SLC area and across Utah. If you are facing forgery charges, you need a lawyer that will believe in you and fight to protect your rights. Branson has the talent and experience to help you fight and win your case. Call (801) 285-5550 for a free forgery defense consultation with an experienced defense attorney.