What is Forgery in Arizona?

A person commits forgery if, with intent to defraud, the person: Falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument; or Knowingly possesses a forged instrument; or Offers or presents, whether accepted or not, a forged instrument or one that contains false information. The possession of five or more forged instruments may give rise to an inference that the instruments are possessed with an intent to defraud. The experienced criminal defense lawyer is necessary in order for the prosecutor to prove this specific intent crime.

Criminal possession of a forgery device

A person commits criminal possession of a forgery device if the person either: Makes or possesses with knowledge of its character and with intent to commit fraud any plate, die, or other device, apparatus, equipment, software, access device, article, material, good, property or supply specifically designed or adapted for use in forging written instruments. Makes or possesses any device, apparatus, equipment, software, access device, article, material, good, property or supply adaptable for use in forging written instruments with intent to use it or to aid or permit another to use it for purposes of forgery. The criminal defense attorney knows that an object as simple as a pen can be alleged as a device under this statute according to law enforcement officers.

Criminal simulation

A person commits criminal simulation if, with intent to defraud, such person makes, alters, or presents or offers, whether accepted or not, any object so that it appears to have an antiquity, rarity, source, authorship or value that it does not in fact possess. A criminal defense attorney challenges the prosecutor to prove the specific intent necessary in this offense.

Criminal impersonation

A person commits criminal impersonation by: Assuming a false identity with the intent to defraud another; or Pretending to be a representative of some person or organization with the intent to defraud; or Pretending to be, or assuming a false identity of, an employee or a representative of some person or organization with the intent to induce another person to provide or allow access to property. This paragraph does not apply to peace officers in the performance of their duties. In Arizona and especially in Maricopa County, the aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney knows this offense is used to try and establish the nationality of hispanics for deportation purposes.

Taking identity of another person or entity

knowingly accepting identity of another person; A person commits taking the identity of another person or entity if the person knowingly takes, purchases, manufactures, records, possesses or uses any personal identifying information or entity identifying information of another person or entity, including a real or fictitious person or entity, without the consent of that other person or entity, with the intent to obtain or use the other person’s or entity’s identity for any unlawful purpose or to cause loss to a person or entity whether or not the person or entity actually suffers any economic loss as a result of the offense, or with the intent to obtain or continue employment.

A person commits knowingly accepting the identity of another person if the person, in hiring an employee, knowingly does both of the following: Accepts any personal identifying information of another person from an individual and knows that the individual is not the actual person identified by that information. Uses that identity information for the purpose of determining whether the individual who presented that identity information has the legal right or authorization under federal law to work in the United States. This is another crime that an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer knows that in Arizona, specifically Maricopa County, is used by the government to determine the nationality of hispanics for deportation purposes.

Theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means

A person commits theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means if the person: Controls a credit card without the cardholder’s or issuer’s consent through conduct; or Sells, transfers or conveys a credit card with the intent to defraud; or With intent to defraud, obtains possession, care, custody or control over a credit card as security for debt. This is a specific intent crime that the criminal defense attorney can help a defendant charged with this crime.

Forgery of credit card

A person commits forgery of a credit card if the person: With intent to defraud, alters any credit card, falsely makes, manufactures, fabricates or causes to be made, manufactured or fabricated an instrument or device purporting to be a credit card without the express authorization of an issuer to do so, or falsely embosses or alters a credit card, or instrument or device purporting to be a credit card, or utters such a credit card or instrument or device purporting to be a credit card; or Other than the cardholder, with intent to defraud, signs the name of any actual or fictitious person to a credit card or instrument for the payment of money which evidences a credit card transaction. Often a crime of this nature is a sophisticated crime requiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect the persons rights.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A person commits fraudulent use of a credit card if the person: With intent to defraud, uses, for the purposes of obtaining or attempting to obtain money, goods, services or any other thing of value, a credit card or credit card number obtained or retained in violation of this chapter or a credit card or credit card number which the person knows is forged, expired, cancelled or revoked; or Obtains or attempts to obtain money, goods, services or any other thing of value by representing, without the consent of the cardholder, that the person is the holder to a specified card or by representing that the person is the holder of a credit card and the card has not in fact been issued. The is crime needs a criminal defense lawyer to protect the rights of the accused person.

Possession of machinery , plate or other contrivance or incomplete credit card

A person commits possession of machinery, plate or other contrivance or incomplete credit card if such person: Possesses an incomplete credit card with intent to complete it without the express consent of the issuer. Possesses, with intent to defraud and with knowledge of its character, any machinery, plate or any other contrivance designed to reproduce an instrument or device purporting to be the credit card of an issuer who has not consented to the preparation of such credit card. When a person is charge with this crime, an aggressive experience criminal defense attorney is needed to protect that person’s rights.

Trafficking in stolen property

A person who recklessly traffics in the property of another that has been stolen is guilty of trafficking in stolen property in the second degree. A person who knowingly initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages or supervises the theft and trafficking in the property of another that has been stolen is guilty of trafficking in stolen property in the first degree. A criminal defense lawyer can often challenge the prosecutor’s allegations of the necessary intent to convict.

Participating in or assisting a criminal syndicate

A person commits participating in a criminal syndicate by: Intentionally organizing, managing, directing, supervising or financing a criminal syndicate with the intent to promote or further the criminal objectives of the syndicate; or Knowingly inciting or inducing others to engage in violence or intimidation to promote or further the criminal objectives of a criminal syndicate; or Furnishing advice or direction in the conduct, financing or management of a criminal syndicate’s affairs with the intent to promote or further the criminal objectives of a criminal syndicate; or Intentionally promoting or furthering the criminal objectives of a criminal syndicate by inducing or committing any act or omission by a public servant in violation of his official duty; or Hiring, engaging or using a minor for any conduct preparatory to or in completion of any offense in this section.

A person shall not be convicted pursuant to subsection A of this section on the basis of accountability as an accomplice unless he participates in violating this section in one of the ways specified. A person commits assisting a criminal syndicate by committing any felony offense, whether completed or preparatory, with the intent to promote or further the criminal objectives of a criminal syndicate. This crime can be a complicated set of facts where an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help the person who is charged with this crime.