Forgery and uttering a forgery are Class H felonies in Wisconsin. If you’ve been charged with either of these criminal offenses, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. today. Our defense attorneys can be reached 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.
Forgery is prohibited by section 943.38(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Another subsection within 943.38 deals with a crime called uttering a forgery, which is a slightly different offense. In order for the state to successfully prosecute a forgery case, three elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt:
The term “intent to defraud” means the defendant had the purpose to obtain property that he or she was not entitled to receive.
Uttering a forgery is slightly different from forgery. Uttering a forgery is prohibited by section 943.38(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. As with all criminal offenses, certain elements need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in order to sustain a conviction. Those elements are:
“To utter a check or endorsement” simply means that the check is presented for payment, or cashed, with the representation that the check or endorsement is genuine.
Forgery, in the above-described situations, is a felony. A criminal conviction stays on your record for your entire life. The criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen believe that it’s best to attack serious convictions immediately. Don’t want for a felony conviction to sneak back up in a few years.
Contact one of our skilled lawyers today. Phones are answered 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.