CRIMINAL LAW

White Collar Crime

Criminal Defence Lawyers for Cheque Forgery Charges in Alberta

Forgery is commonly used in conjunction with various types of fraud and identity theft, and is a very common type of white collar crime. With experience handling defence cases for forgery, cheque forgery and fraud throughout Alberta, Haryett & Company is the Edmonton law firm you can trust when faced with forgery charges. The serious legal and financial consequences of a conviction for forgery make it imperative that you contact a defence lawyer today.


Forms of Forgery

In Alberta you may be accused of forgery if you do any of the following with the intent to defraud:

  • Falsely manufacture, alter or change any paper, document, cheque or other type of instrument
  • Are in possession of a written instrument that has been falsified
  • Present or offer any document that has been forged or falsified

Not all forgery cases have to do with stealing money, using stolen credit cards or forging checks. If you have ever been arrested and signed a fake name after the arrest, you can be charged with forgery. If you have ever attempted to obtain employment or seek medical care and used a name or identification other than your own, you can be charged with fraud or forgery in those instances as well. While these types of forgery may be seen as victimless crimes, your future, employability and reputation come be permanently compromised following conviction. Call Haryett & Company to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

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