If I have a friend that forged $14,000 in checks and it’s her first offense, will she go to prison?

What kind of punishment is she looking at?

Asked on September 3, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, the $14,000 forgery matter with respect to your friend is a felony and a very serious matter. Based upon my experience in criminal matters there is a very good chance that your friend if convicted of the charge aginst her very well could spend a good chunk of time in jail regardless if the situation is her first offense of not.

If she does not have a criminal defense attorney representing her with respect to her matter, I suggest that she consult with one as soon as possible.

Punishment is as follows: four (4) months in jail, restitution, probation. convicted felon.


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