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Forgery and Fraud

MCCLUSKEY LAW OFFICE is a criminal defense law office dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals charged with crimes.  M. E. McCluskey, Esq. is available to represent clients charged with felony FORGERY and misdemeanor ​FORGERY or felony FRAUD or misdemeanor FRAUD in Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Beyers, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Denver, Edgewater, Engelwood, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan Greeley, Greenwood Village, Frederick, Highlands Ranch, Kiowa, Lakewood, Lakeside, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lodo, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Northglenn, Parker, Platteville, Sheridan, Strasburg, Thornton, Telluride, Vail, Watkins, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor, Front Range communities and ADAMS, ARAPAHOE, BOULDER, BROOMFIELD, CLEAR CREEK, DENVER, DOUGLAS, EL PASO, GILPIN, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, and WELD counties.

Forgery
§18-5-102. Forgery(1) A person commits forgery, if, with intent to defraud, such person falsely makes, completes, alters, or utters a written instrument. 

Any number of items can be included in a forgery case such as written instruments including but not limited to an issue of lottery tickets, stocks, bonds, stamps, promissory note, deed, will, identification documents as well as altering a temporary license plate.  Items listed in 18-5-102(1)(a) through (1) (g) are a class 5 felony. 


18-5-105 Possession of a first degree forged instrument - A person who possess a forged instrument and has the intent to use the forged instrument to defraud commits a class 6 felony.


Second degree forgery is a class 1 misdemeanor when an individual falsely makes, completes, alters or utters a written instrument of items NOT included in 18-5-102 or 18-5-104.5. 18-5-104(2).


Use of forged academic record  is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-5-104.5(3).


Fraud

18-5-112(3)  An individual who obtains signatures by deception with the intent to gain a benefit or to defraud commits a class 2 misdemeanor.


18-5-205(2), (3) Check fraud  An individual who knowing he/she has insufficient funds and with the intent to defraud, issues a check to pay for something of value commits fraud by check.  If the fraudulent check was less than $500.00 it's a class 2 misdemeanor.  Check fraud is a class 6 felony if the fraudulent check was for $1,000 or more.


​18-5-205(5)  Using false identification to open a checking account for the purpose of issuing fraudulent checks is a class 2 misdemeanor.



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MCCLUSKEY LAW OFFICE is a criminal defense law office dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals charged with crimes.  M. E. McCluskey, Esq. is available to represent clients charged with  FELONIES and or MISDEMEANORS in Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Beyers, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Denver, Edgewater, Engelwood, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan Greeley, Greenwood Village, Frederick, Highlands Ranch, Kiowa, Lakewood, Lakeside, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lodo, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Northglenn, Parker, Platteville, Sheridan, Strasburg, Thornton, Telluride, Vail, Watkins, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor, Front Range communities and ADAMS, ARAPAHOE, BOULDER, BROOMFIELD, CLEAR CREEK, DENVER, DOUGLAS, EL PASO, GILPIN, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, and WELD counties.