In Texas, forgery occurs when someone fakes a signature or creates a false document.
It can also occur if coins or paper money are illegally produced.
Under special circumstances, acts of forgery can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies.
When minimal amounts of money are involved, forgery is categorized as a misdemeanor and punished with only a small fine.
If the crime involves large sums of money or multiple victims, it may be tried as a felony.
In order to convict a defendant, prosecutors must prove that he or she knowingly and willingly forged documents. This requires the prosecution to show that the defendant had intentions to defraud and deprive another of money or property.
In their efforts to verify intent, prosecutors sometimes overstep their boundaries by attempting to introduce irrelevant or illegally obtained evidence. It is the job of a criminal defense attorney to make sure that only valid evidence is presented in a court of law.
Rand Mintzer is an experienced forgery attorney in Houston. For over 30 years, he has defended his legal clients against all types of property crime accusations. When possible, he blocks tainted evidence from ever showing up in the courtroom.
He also works to ensure that witnesses are reliable and free of ulterior motives. Mr. Mintzer’s goal is to secure the best possible outcome for each of his legal clients.
If you or someone you know was arrested on charges of forgery, contact Rand Mintzer by calling 713-862-8880. Protecting your rights is his priority.