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Possession of a Forged Instrument First Degree

As a law firm with 25 years of experience, The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. understands the serious implications of being charged under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-9-5. This section pertains to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree. Being charged with this can be an incredibly daunting experience as it comes with significant penalties. It is categorized as a Class B felony and can lead to severe legal consequences. Call an excellent Birmingham Alabama possession of a forged instrument attorney today!

Now, what exactly does this charge involve? It generally includes possession of counterfeit cash, altered documents, or fake identification with the intent to defraud another individual or entity. An individual could be charged if they knowingly possess or offer any forged instrument of a nature covered under § 13A-9-2.

Examples of Defenses to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument

While the charges are serious, there are several defenses that we, at The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., can employ. One such defense could be to challenge the knowledge and intent. The prosecution must prove that the defendant knowingly possessed the forged instrument with the intent to defraud. If they cannot prove this beyond reasonable doubt, the charges may not hold.

Another defense strategy could be to question the authenticity of the forged instrument. If it can be proven that the instrument was not forged or altered in any way, the charges may be dismissed. It’s crucial to have an experienced defense attorney on your side to thoroughly investigate and challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution.

Additionally, if it’s possible to prove that the accused did not have possession of the forged instrument, this could also lead to the dismissal of the charges. The prosecution needs to establish that the defendant had physical control over the instrument at the time of arrest.

Have You Been Charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree?

If you find yourself facing charges under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-9-5, it is of utmost importance that you seek legal counsel immediately. This is not a situation to be handled lightly or without professional assistance. The penalties for a Class B felony in Alabama can be severe, including imprisonment and hefty fines.

The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., with our 25 years of experience dealing with such cases, can provide the legal guidance and representation you need. Our motto is “Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Price”. We are committed to pursuing every possible defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom. Call an excellent Birmingham Alabama possession of a forged instrument attorney today!

The road ahead may seem overwhelming, but remember, a charge is not a conviction. With the right defense strategy, it’s possible to challenge the charges effectively. Our firm is dedicated to providing aggressive representation to our clients charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation. We will thoroughly review your case, explain your options, and devise an effective defense strategy tailored to your particular situation. At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., we believe in fighting relentlessly for the rights of our clients.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please click here to visit our Contact page. You can also reach us by phone at (205) 823-7233. We look forward to providing you with reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

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