Uttering, Fraud & Forgery Defense Attorneys in Milwaukee

MIlwaukee Fraud Lawyer - Wisconsin Forgery and Uttering Defense

Forgery, including check fraud and uttering, is a felony offense in Wisconsin. In particular penalties for forgery range up to 6 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. Therefore, if you are charged with uttering a forgery or check fraud in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, you need skilled representation by a Milwaukee fraud lawyer.

Our Milwaukee criminal lawyers are ready to help you defend any type of fraud charges. Specifically, the lawyers at Gamino Law Offices, LLC have represented clients charged with forgery, uttering, credit card fraud, identity theft and other white collar crimes for decades in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Therefore, we bring a thorough analysis and proven litigation ability to defend even the most serious fraud charges.

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Wisconsin Forgery Laws

Wisconsin laws define several kinds of forgery & uttering fraud charges

  • Forging a check. 943.38(1) Wisconsin Statutes.
  • Uttering a forgery*.  943.38(2) Wisconsin Statutes.
  • Possession of a forged writing with intent to utter.  943.38(2)
  • Falsifying corporate records.  943.39(1)
  • Obtaining a signature by fraud.  943.39(2)

*Uttering means to present for payment or to transfer to another.​

Possible sentencing penalties if convicted of Wisconsin Forgery & Uttering Crimes

If charged with forgery or uttering a forged document in Milwaukee, WI for falsely making or altering a document, or obtaining a signature by means of deceit, with intent to defraud, most offenses are a Class H felony. Specifically, class H felony penalties include up to 6 years of imprisonment.       

Why hire our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer to represent you?

We’re on a mission. We want to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee, and Wisconsin. Specifically, we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! What this means is if you’re arrested or charged with fraud in Milwaukee, or anywhere in Wisconsin, call us right away. Also, if you are under investigation in Wisconsin for any criminal offense, including forgery or uttering, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney before you talk with them. In summary, early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.

Importantly, not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have great trial skills. Similarly, not every Milwaukee criminal attorney will present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. However, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys demonstrate an impressive record of winning litigation skills. Moreover, we know how to get the job done – from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. In conclusion, with decades of combined experience, we have the knowledge and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.

Finally, contact us for more information about strong defenses to uttering and forgery charges. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin fraud lawyer stands ready to help. Similarly, we can discuss any of our legal services available by other attorneys at our Wisconsin law office. Alternatively, visit our informative Wisconsin criminal law resources page.