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Forgery 3rd Degree – Birmingham Alabama Forgery Attorney

Under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-9-3.1, third-degree forgery is a serious offense. It involves making, completing, or altering a written instrument in a way that purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act. The consequences of being found guilty of this crime can be severe, including imprisonment, fines, or both. This can include things like ID badges, licenses, and other credentials. It is crucial to have an experienced legal team by your side, such as The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., which has 25 years of experience in criminal defense.

Examples of Defenses to Forgery

Several defenses might be available to those charged with third-degree forgery. One common defense is lack of intent. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to defraud or harm another person. If this cannot be shown, the charges may be dismissed.

Another defense can be lack of knowledge. If the defendant didn’t know the instrument was forged, they cannot be held responsible for forgery. Furthermore, for a charge of forgery to hold, the forgery must be of such quality that it could potentially defraud another; if it is so poorly done that no one could reasonably be fooled by it, this may also be a viable defense. In such complicated matters, seeking the guidance of The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., where we work by the motto of “reasonable doubt for a reasonable price”.

Have You Been Charged with Forgery – Third Degree?

If you have been charged with third-degree forgery, it is critical to take immediate action. The initial steps you take can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Always remember your rights, including the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation.

It is also essential to engage a law firm that has a deep understanding of the Alabama legal system and a track record of vigorously defending their clients’ rights. With his 25 years of experience, Attorney Jason Stoves can provide you with the legal advice and representation that you need during this challenging time.

Proving a forgery charge can be complex, and the prosecution must meet a high standard of proof for a conviction. Therefore, a well-planned and executed defense strategy can often lead to charges being reduced or even dismissed.

The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. has a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in forgery charges. We work diligently to uncover any reasonable doubt that could be beneficial to your case, in line with our motto – “Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Price”.

Don’t let a forgery charge disrupt your life. Take action today to protect your rights and your future. Reach out to The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation to discuss your situation and explore your legal options.

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