Dedham Forgery Defense Lawyer

Experienced, Aggressive Fraud Defense

If you have been charged with check fraud or forgery, your lawyer should have experience with white collar crimes. Many times, check fraud and forgery are charged with additional offenses such as identity theft. You want an attorney who can handle all of the charges you are facing and fight hard to protect your rights throughout the process.

John E. DeVito Esq. of DeVito and Visconti, P.A. has more than 30 years of criminal law experience. He represents individuals in Massachusetts who are charged with many types of theft or larceny, including forgery and check fraud. His experience and his familiarity with the local courts is a valuable asset to clients. To discuss your case with a Dedham forgery defense attorney, please call 508-517-1800 today.

Conviction Can Mean Years in Prison

Intentionally falsifying, counterfeiting or altering a document in order to defraud or injure another party is considered forgery. Documents of legal significance that are often forged include checks, cashier's checks, traveler's checks, deeds, wills, promissory notes and credit cards. A conviction for forgery has a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.

Check fraud can take many forms, including:

  • Writing, passing and uttering bad checks
  • Check kiting
  • Counterfeiting or forgery
  • Fake check scams

In some cases, check fraud is associated with other crimes such as embezzlement and identity theft. Law enforcement may aggressively prosecute these crimes, seeking the maximum penalties if you are convicted.

Mr. DeVito is a former assistant district attorney who knows how to negotiate with prosecutors and argue for reduced charges or sentencing. If you were an unwitting participant in a larger scam, he will work to demonstrate that your role was unintentional or minor.

Boston Check Fraud Attorney

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