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Check Forgery

Charges of forgery in Michigan, or “uttering and publishing,” are serious felony criminal charges. You will require a lawyer if you are being investigated for forging a check or uttering and publishing in Michigan, and Grabel & Associates has the criminal defense experience needed to earn you a great case result. Our criminal defense team has been effectively defending Michigan clients for over a decade, and we combine for more than 100 years of legal experience. Our expertise in the field of criminal defense law ensures you receive the best possible Michigan defense and an unrivaled result when fighting charges of check forgery.

Attorney for Charges of Forging a Check or Uttering & Publishing in Michigan

Check kiting, check forgery, uttering and publishing, or other fraud and forgery charges are very complex, and you want a lawyer who understands the intricate details of your case leading up to the accusations against you. No matter what check forgery or uttering and publishing charges you face, Grabel & Associates will help you develop an aggressive strategy that aims to protect you from harsh criminal penalties. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better your end result can be, so don’t hesitate to call us.

Michigan Check Forgery Laws and Charges

Forging a check in Michigan is a serious criminal charge, and you will feel the effects of an uttering and publishing or fraud conviction for the rest of your life. You could face significant time behind bars, fines, and harsh restrictions on your personal freedom if you fail to successfully defend against a check fraud conviction.

Fortunately for persons accused of forging, altering, or counterfeiting checks, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knowingly intended to defraud the other person. Our lawyers know how to demonstrate that you did not know the financial transaction device or check you used was fraudulent, or that you did not intend to defraud the rightful owner of the device or check. We can earn you your freedom and protect you from punishment if you contact us now.

Forging Checks in Michigan Criminal Penalties

Many people accused of forging a check don’t fully realize how serious uttering and publishing or check fraud charges are, but without excellent representation you can be sure you will face significant time in jail. The penalties for forging checks, financial transaction devices, bank bills, or fraudulently obtaining signatures are very severe, and you should seek legal help the second you suspect you or someone close to you is even under investigation for charges of uttering and publishing.

If found guilty of uttering and publishing in Michigan, you will be subject to a felony criminal record and up to 14 years in prison, according to the Michigan Penal Code (750.249b). This punishment applies to anyone who utters and publishes a false, forged, altered, or counterfeit financial transaction device as being true. Financial transaction devices include credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and more.

If you forge bank bills, notes, or a check in Michigan, you are subject to a felony criminal charge and a prison term of up to seven years, according to the Michigan Penal Code (750.251). You do not even have to use the forged check to be found guilty of this offense; you simply have to have created or forged the false checks with intent to defraud.

If you are found in possession of counterfeit checks, you can also be charged with a felony and sentenced to 7 years in prison, according to the Michigan Penal Code (750.252). No matter what check fraud or forgery charges you face, a criminal defense lawyer is necessary to earn you a beneficial outcome. Grabel & Associates provides premier criminal defense representation for Michigan check fraud cases.

Our Approach to Cases of Check Forgery and Check Fraud

We represent Michigan clients charged with check forgery, check kiting, fraudulent use of a financial transaction device, or other uttering and publishing offenses in courts statewide. We have handled thousands of criminal defense cases, and have the knowledge and skill needed to win in even the toughest cases. Our dedication to criminal defense is demonstrated by our commitment to practicing only Michigan criminal defense law, and our lawyers’ ample criminal defense experience will give you a decisive edge in your Michigan forgery case.

We approach “paper crimes” such as check forgery and uttering & publishing with an objective point of view, and will thoroughly investigate the precise details of your case and present you with an understanding of all your legal options. We want you to maintain control of the criminal process and fight for a result that is truly good for you. We will guide you through the judicial process and help you to make informed legal decisions about your next actions at every stage. If you are under investigation, have just been arrested, or already have been convicted of check forgery in Michigan, call us now. We represent criminal clients in all stages of the criminal process, and you can be confident that your lawyer will work relentlessly with your final result in mind.

We have proven our skill in Michigan courts, and our past results demonstrate our ability to win Michigan criminal cases. Grabel & Associates has earned a reputation as one of Michigan’s best firms by consistently achieving unrivaled results for clients facing any criminal charge.

Defend Michigan Check Forgery Case Now With a Lawyer

Call us at 1-800-342-7896 for a free phone consultation with an experienced case analyst. You can also contact us to set up an appointment with trial attorney Scott Grabel. No matter what stage of the criminal process your case is in, our criminal defense tactics will give you an edge over the prosecution.

Do not speak to police about your check forgery charges before contacting us. We are here to help and to make sure you do not say anything that could be negatively used against you in court. Police and prosecutors know how to get you to say exactly what they need to hear, and will aggressively investigate to try to build their preliminary case. Counteract these aggressive tactics with a talented Michigan defense lawyer. 

Call Grabel & Associates now and let us start immediately building your criminal check forgery defense.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
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