What is Forgery?
Forgery is a criminal offence that involves a person making, using or intending to use a document with false information and to pass it off to another person as a genuine document. There may be numerous reasons or intentions for why forgery would occur but they generally would fall into three distinct categories:
To obtain the financial assets of property of another person;
To obtain a financial advantage in a commercial transaction; or alternatively to cause a financial disadvantage to another; and
To influence authority figures in their exercise of public duty.
Forgery & The Law
The offence of Bribery is covered under Section 253 of the Crimes Act 1900.
Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”
Forgery is a serious offence, and this is often reflected in the types of penalties imposed by the Courts. For a major offence, a criminal record, combined with a hefty fine and up to 10 years imprisonment are all available sentencing options.
Lawyer Call - here to help..
If you have been charged with Forgery, contact one of our offices today and seek the legal assistance of experienced professionals in this field.
At Lawyer Call we will conference with you regarding your circumstances that gave rise to this charge and offer expert legal opinion on how to best deal with your Court proceedings. Despite the common trend of having custodial sentences imposed for these types of offences, our specialised criminal solicitors at have often obtained non-custodial sentences, even in those cases where the financial advantage obtained as a result of the forgery was significant.