Charged with Forgery in Olathe?
Aggressive Defense Throughout Johnson County
A person commits forgery by altering, delivering or possessing a written
document that has been altered. Proving that someone has committed forgery
is difficult, however, because it must be proven beyond reasonable doubt
that the accused was the person who altered the document and that they
did so with the intent to defraud another person.
How does forgery occur?
There are different types of documents that can be created or altered,
resulting in charges of fraud. Examples include checks, identification
cards, birth certificates, passports, credit cards, and more. If you have
been arrested under suspicion of fraud, don't hesitate to find out
what an Olathecriminal defense attorneycould do for you. Call Marin &
Wallentine to speak with a caring lawyer who could provide you with the
answers you need. We are experienced in all areas of criminal defense
and are prepared to aggressively fight your false criminal charges. Below
are the Kansas Statutes for different types of forgery.
Forged Checks "Giving a worthless check" (K.S.A. § 21-5821 ): Making a check with the intent to defraud is punishable as a severity
level 7, nonperson
felony for a check worth less than $25,000; as a severity level 9, nonperson
felony for an amount over $1,000 but less than $25,000; and a class A
misdemeanor for amounts less than $1,000.
Penalties: A Level 7 felony carries fines and up to 34 months prison. A
Level 9 felony carries fines and up to 17 months prison. A class A misdemeanor
can carry a fine and up to one year in jail.
Forgery (K.S.A. § 21-5823 ): Making, altering or endorsing any written instrument so that it appears
to have been endorsed by another, and doing so with the intent to defraud.
This is a severity level 8, nonperson felony. A level 8 felony can carry
a fine and up to 23 months prison.
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