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Forgery Attorney Serving
Paterson, New Jersey & the New York Metropolitan Area

Skilled Defense in Cases of Forgery
and Counterfeiting

Forgery refers to faking documents with the intent to deceive, usually for financial gain. Sometimes, it’s a faked signature on a legal document such as a check or a loan application. Sometimes, it’s a faked or altered document altogether, like a forged certificate of authenticity on a fake piece of artwork. In many cases, the fake is a commodity such as wine (labels or content). When the “commodity” is fake money, the charge is counterfeiting. There are instances when signing something without meaning to deceive can get you in hot water. Not all charges stem from willfully attempting to deceive. Perhaps that is the hot water you are in.

What to Do if You Are Arrested for Forgery or Counterfeiting

You’re unknowingly passing a lot of counterfeit money. In fact, you have a lot of it you got elsewhere. And you’re arrested for forgery as a financial offense. Or you signed your brother’s name on an application, with his consent, but nevertheless, it is being construed as a forged signature. There are numerous reasons to be charged with forgery, some more substantial and “legitimate” than others, but charges nevertheless. If you are charged, however, you best get a criminal defense attorney and not talk to the police about your “mistaken” forgery charge. Being arrested for forgery is not to be taken lightly.

Don't Go Through This Alone


Do not try to explain to the authorities the integrity of your excuse. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer who handles forgery right away.

The criminal defense services provided by The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher are backed by over 40 years of extensive litigation experience. We prepare extensively for every case, whether it goes to trial or not because we believe in putting our clients in the strongest negotiating position possible. Attorney Joel Bacher is certified for civil trials in the New Jersey Supreme Court, New York and New Jersey state courts, and also federal courts.

Call to Ensure Your Rights Are Protected

For proven criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher for a free consultation. We offer evening hours for personal meetings as well as a 24/7 call center. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.