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Brooklyn Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 17, 2023)

Last Updated on: 17th October 2023, 10:57 pm


Brooklyn Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device Lawyers

Getting arrested for criminal possession of a forgery device in Brooklyn can be scary. You may be wondering, “What does this mean for me? Will I go to jail?” Don’t panic. Here’s a quick guide on what this charge means and how a Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer can help.

What is Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device in Brooklyn?</2>

This charge means you possessed or made any tool, machine, or other device designed to make counterfeit money, checks, credit cards, or other forged instruments. Some examples of forgery devices include:

  • Counterfeit money printer
  • Equipment to make fake checks or IDs
  • Credit card embosser
  • Magnetic strip reader/writer

It doesn’t matter if you actually used the device to make fake documents. Just having it in your possession is enough to get charged. This law is meant to discourage forgery crimes in New York.

What Are the Penalties for This Charge in Brooklyn?

Criminal possession of a forgery device is a felony under NY Penal Law 170.40. If convicted, you face:

  • Up to 7 years in prison
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Probation up to 5 years

That’s serious! Getting experienced legal help is crucial to avoid conviction and minimize penalties. An aggressive Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your arrest and build the strongest defense.

Common Defenses Against This Charge

There are many ways to fight a forgery device possession charge. A skilled lawyer may argue:

  • You didn’t knowingly possess the device – Perhaps someone left it at your house or planted it on you. Lack of knowledge or intent can defeat the charge.
  • The device wasn’t capable of forgery – If the prosecution can’t prove the device could actually make counterfeits, the charge may get dismissed.
  • Illegal search and seizure – If police didn’t have probable cause to search you or conducted the search improperly, evidence could get thrown out.
  • Misidentification – Witnesses sometimes misidentify suspects, resulting in false accusations.

An experienced Brooklyn criminal lawyer will thoroughly analyze every aspect of your case to build the strongest defense. Don’t take chances – get a free case evaluation now.

Why Hire a Brooklyn Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Trying to navigate the criminal justice system alone can ruin your chances of beating the charge. A knowledgeable Brooklyn defense attorney will protect your rights and future every step of the way by:

  • Conducting an independent investigation of your arrest
  • Finding weaknesses in the prosecution’s case
  • Negotiating with the DA for dismissal or reduced charges
  • Suppressing illegally obtained evidence
  • Presenting persuasive defenses at trial
  • Guiding you through the complex legal process

Don’t leave your fate to chance. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can often get charges reduced or dismissed completely. It’s critical to have a tough litigator on your side fighting for your freedom.

Our Brooklyn Criminal Defense Team Can Help

If you or a loved one got arrested for criminal possession of a forgery device in Brooklyn, don’t go through it alone. The aggressive lawyers at [Law Firm Name] have decades of experience defending these cases. We dig deep to build the strongest defense and get charges reduced or dismissed. You can count on us for:

  • Free case evaluation
  • 24/7 availability
  • Reasonable payment plans
  • Personalized defense strategy
  • Compassionate client support

Don’t leave your future to chance. Call [Phone Number] or contact us online for a free consultation. Our dedicated Brooklyn defense lawyers will fight relentlessly to protect your freedom.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if police find a forgery device in my car or house?

You can still be charged with criminal possession even if the device isn’t on your person. However, if others have access to the car or home, your lawyer can argue the device belonged to someone else. Never admit anything to police.

Can I go to jail for making fake IDs as a prank?

Yes, making fake IDs is forgery, a serious crime. The DA won’t care if it was a joke. An experienced lawyer may get charges reduced through a plea bargain, but you need strong legal defense.

What if I let a friend borrow my laptop who used it to make counterfeits?

You could still face charges for providing the means to commit forgery. Immediately contact a lawyer who may be able to avoid charges by showing you weren’t involved.

Can I be charged with possession if I use a fake at a bar?

Yes, using a forged document still counts as criminal possession. Your lawyer may argue you never intended to defraud anyone, just gain entry. But you need expert legal help.

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