Convictions related to theft, fraud or forgery could carry serious, long-term consequences. You need experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated defense against such serious consequences. You need the Denton, Texas, law firm of Boswell Legal Group.
At Boswell Legal Group, we know that your criminal defense deserves professionalism, integrity and respect. During your free initial consultation, we take the time to understand your case, giving you an honest assessment of the situation and our plan to vigorously defend you. As former prosecutors and experienced defense lawyers, we can take great steps to help you minimize or avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Our law firm helps clients facing a wide range of theft crimes, including:
- Prescription Fraud
- Credit Card Theft
- Check Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Internet crimes
Call us at 940-382-4711 or contact us online to discuss your theft or fraud crime charges.
Forgery is stipulated under Texas state law as the completing, altering, creating, or authenticating of any kind of writing so that it wrongly appears to have the authorization of another person or be a copy of another original document that does in fact not exist. Just like fraud and theft, forgery is considered to be a crime of moral turpitude in the state of Texas. This means that a conviction of forgery carries with it the stigma of a deceitful nature that can adversely affect your freedoms such as your ability to find employment or housing.
In some cases, forgery can be considered a form of identity theft. These types of cases are typically those where the suspect writes themselves a check signing it from another person’s account without permission.
Texas State Penal Code requires forgery carry the minimum punishment of a year of jail time and a fine of up to $4,500. There are notable exceptions to this rule where the punishment is far more severe. One example of this is check forgery which is considered to be a jail felony by the state of Texas.
Embezzlement & Employee Theft
Often people face embezzlement charges because they are accused of stealing from their employers. We represent employees accused of using company checks to pay personal bills, taking petty cash for personal expenses or stealing expensive company equipment. Many times our clients facing employee theft or embezzlement charges have had no prior contact with the criminal justice system and need the aggressive, experienced counsel of attorney Joseph Boswell .
Shoplifting used to be a relatively minor offense, sometimes not even prosecuted by business owners. Now, however, shoplifting is more aggressively prosecuted because of the huge cumulative effect that numerous small thefts have on the devastated economy. When you, your child or a loved one has been accused of shoplifting, working with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at Boswell Legal Group can make all the difference. We offer thorough and experienced criminal defense against all shoplifting charges. In addition, we have in-depth knowledge of alternative programs like diversion programs that may lessen the consequences you face.
Computer Crimes & Identity Theft
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes facing our society today. If you are facing identity theft or charges of internet fraud, minimizing the consequences can be critical to protecting your reputation, job and future. Boswell Legal Group focuses on providing aggressive criminal defense services that preserve your future and your good name.
Defending Against Charges of Theft, Fraud, and Forgery
Boswell Legal Group is prepared to defend your case to the utmost of our abilities. If you are facing charges of theft, fraud, or forgery, there are defenses to be made in your case that may be extremely effective depending on the facts of your case. For example, a simple yet effective argument that you did not intend to “possess” whatever you stand accused of stealing may be argued on your behalf. Other defenses, such as being unaware of “possession” or of illegal searches, stops, or arrests may also be argued.
When it comes to forgery, an argument of “no harm intended” may possibly be made in your favor. This would count for a lack of intent. Similarly, it can be argued that you were unaware you did not have permission. In may circumstances, this may be applicable. Our legal team will be able to review the facts of your case, no matter what the charges, to determine arguments such as these and others give you your best chance in the court room.
Contact Our Office For A Free Consultation
In short, there are a variety of ways we can fight for your Constitutional freedoms should you hire us. The important thing is that you get us fighting to protect you as soon as possible by calling us right away. Each day you are not represented and facing a charge of theft, fraud, or forgery can be devastating to your case.
To discuss the theft charges you or a loved one face, call Boswell Legal Group at 940-382-4711. You can also submit our online contact form. We offer free and confidential consultations. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.