Leveraging Complexity to Defense Advantage in a Forgery Case

Your Lake County criminal forgery charge can be framed in a number of different ways. The Illinois forgery statute addresses three basic situations regarding the use of fraudulent documents-- making, delivering, and possessing. Common among each is that you acted knowingly and with fraudulent intent.

Knowingly making a false document, or altering a document to make it false, is an act of forgery if such document is apparently capable of defrauding another person, and if you have an intent to defraud.