If you’re like many people charged with uttering, you’re wondering if you’ll go to prison for check forgery in Wisconsin.
The short answer is yes, you can go to prison for forgery in Wisconsin. It’s a Class H felony if you’re convicted, which carries a penalty of up to 6 years of imprisonment plus up to a $10,000 fine.
In some cases, though, people who are accused of check forgery in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee and Waukesha, don’t go to prison. There’s no way to predict how a judge will rule – or how a judge will sentence someone, except in cases where a certain sentence is required by law – but you may want to ask a check forgery lawyer your questions to find out what’s most likely to happen in your case.
What is Check Forgery?
There are several types of forgery and uttering fraud charges under Wisconsin law. Forgery is the act of having the intent to defraud someone by making or writing an object to do so, while uttering is passing off the forged document or object as payment or transferring it to another person.
What Your Check Forgery Lawyer Will Do for You
Your attorney will be there to answer all of your questions, explain possible outcomes for your case, and defend you in court. Sometimes, attorneys are able to negotiate with prosecutors for a lesser charge, and sometimes lawyers can show the court that the prosecutor’s evidence shouldn’t be allowed in court. No attorney can guarantee a specific outcome on any case, but working with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer helps give you the peace of mind that you have a solid fighter in your corner.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About Check Forgery Charges?
If you’d like to talk to a lawyer about check forgery charges, we may be able to help you. Call us right away at 414-383-6700, or get in touch with us online for a free case evaluation. We’ll answer your questions and give you the advice you need to start moving forward.