Using another person's credit card or checks can result in forgery/identity theft charges. Depending on the details of the case, this can be a very serious matter.
If you have been charged or think you may be charged with these types of fraud, speak with a criminal defense lawyer immediately. The sooner I get involved in these cases, the more opportunities there are to negotiate with the prosecutor. Please contact me today for a free consultation with a Joplin identity theft attorney.
As a former assistant prosecuting attorney, I know how the state investigates and prosecutes forgery/identity theft and credit card fraud cases. If I discover weaknesses in the state's case against you, I will work to use them to our advantage.
You may be charged with forgery for offenses such as:
- Using another person's credit card or debit card
- Using another person's checking account or checks
- Using another person's name to get a birth certificate or job or to avoid arrest
- Stealing a driver's license
- Stealing a Social Security number
Using another person's name and information to obtain a false identification such as a driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card or passport may result in forgery charges.
Penalties for forgery in Missouri are based on the amount of credit, money, goods, services or other property that is stolen. The charges range from a class B misdemeanor to a class B felony. In addition to jail or prison sentences, you may have to make restitution to the victim.
Contact A Neosho Credit Card Fraud Attorney
To schedule a free consultation, please call (417) 624-0700 or contact me online.