Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth has been a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney since 1993. He has successfully represented people accused of forgery crimes in Wisconsin and federal courts since then. If you stand accused or convicted of forgery in a Wisconsin or federal court, let his experience and dedication go to work for you. Call Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need a forgery defense lawyer.
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(1) Whoever with intent to defraud falsely makes or alters a writing or object of any of the following kinds so that it purports to have been made by another, or at another time, or with different provisions, or by authority of one who did not give such authority, is guilty of a Class H felony:
(a) A writing or object whereby legal rights or obligations are created, terminated or transferred, or any writing commonly relied upon in business or commercial transactions as evidence of debt or property rights; or
(b) A public record or a certified or authenticated copy thereof; or
(c) An official authentication or certification of a copy of a public record; or
(d) An official return or certificate entitled to be received as evidence of its contents.
(2) Whoever utters as genuine or possesses with intent to utter as false or as genuine any forged writing or object mentioned in sub. (1), knowing it to have been thus falsely made or altered, is guilty of a Class H felony.
(3) Whoever, with intent to defraud, does any of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
(a) Falsely makes or alters any object so that it appears to have value because of antiquity, rarity, source or authorship which it does not possess; or possesses any such object knowing it to have been thus falsely made or altered and with intent to transfer it as original and genuine, by sale or for security purposes; or
(b) Falsely makes or alters any writing of a kind commonly relied upon for the purpose of identification or recommendation; or
(c) Without consent, places upon any merchandise an identifying label or stamp which is or purports to be that of another craftsman, tradesman, packer or manufacturer; or
(d) Falsely makes or alters a membership card purporting to be that of a fraternal, business or professional association or of a labor union; or possesses any such card knowing it to have been thus falsely made or altered and with intent to use it or cause or permit its use to deceive another; or
(e) Falsely makes or alters any writing purporting to evidence a right to transportation on any common carrier; or
(f) Falsely makes or alters a certified abstract of title to real estate, a title insurance commitment, a title insurance policy, or any other written evidence regarding the state of title to real estate.
There are many potential defenses to a forgery charge. Call Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need a forgery defense lawyer in Wisconsin.