Money-related crimes can include charges for forgery, bad checks, fraud, etc. These charges can have serious consequences if you don’t have an experienced lawyer.
Money-Related Crimes | Forgery
As an experienced Buffalo Criminal Defense Lawyer, I am often asked about forgery. If you are charged with forgery in the city of Buffalo, it is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Forgery can mean many things. You could be charged with falsifying bank statements, you could be charged with falsifying someone’s signature on a check or committing credit card fraud. These are all felonies and are prosecuted vigorously by the district attorney’s office.
Money-Related Crimes | Bounced Checks
I’ve represented many people in the city of Buffalo, specifically Buffalo city court who have issued checks when there were insufficient funds in the account. It’s very important to realize that there are two different types of bounced checks. One is a bounced check on a closed account. This will always be prosecuted. This may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of the fraud.
Money-Related Crimes | Bribery
Recently I was representing a client in Buffalo city court who was charged with bribing a New York State police officer. This is a felony offense regardless of whether you thought it was a joke or not. The Erie County district attorney’s office and law enforcement take this very seriously. If you are charged with bribing a public official or a law enforcement officer, it is important that you hire an attorney who has experience in this field.
Money-Related Crimes | Insurance Fraud
A client of mine was recently arrested in the city of Buffalo and charged with defrauding his insurance company by reporting his car stolen when it was not stolen. This is a felony. It is taken very seriously by both the police and the district attorney’s office. It is important that you hire a lawyer who is experienced representing people who are charged with insurance fraud.
If you have been arrested for money-related crimes, please call our Buffalo Criminal Defense Lawyer Arthur Pressman today for a free consultation.