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 Van Severen Law Office 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 Van Severen Law Office 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.