A forgery charge lawyer can assist you or your loved on facing this offense. Recently, A Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer was charged with fourth degree forgery. The officer is currently suspended without pay. Allegedly, the forged document the defendant provided was part of a follow-up to a random fitness-for-duty review. What specifically was forged is still unknown. The defendant now has a court date for April 28th at Central Judicial Processing (CJP) in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Hackensack Forgery Charge Lawyer

The officer above, as stated, faces a fourth degree forgery charge. A fourth degree charge is a felony (indictable) in New Jersey. Forgery is codified under New Jersey law as 2C:21-1. Sometimes forgery can be charged in conjunction with a bad checks charge. A fourth degree crime has the following penalties associated with it:

  • Up to eighteen (18) months in a New Jersey state prison
  • Up to a $10,000.00 fine
  • A criminal record
  • Potentially up to five years to expunge the arrest, charge, and conviction after successful completion of probation/parole

Our forgery charge lawyers are here to help. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have:

  • Eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys on staff
    • Combined together, over 200 years of experience
  • Eight (8) former prosecutors on staff
    • Four (4) were former county prosecutors who’ve tried high-profiled murders trials before a jury during their tenure as prosecutors
    • Many held directorial positions during their tenures as former assistant county prosecutors
      • One (1) was the head of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task force
      • One (1) was the head of the Major Crimes Division
      • One (1) was the head of the Trial team
      • One (1) attorney tried thirty murder cases to verdict, and won every single on of them
    • Three (3) former municipal prosecutors
  • Multiple attorneys selected to either the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40
  • Two (2) attorneys selected to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for criminal defense
    • Only 2.5% of attorneys in New Jersey are selected to said list
  • One (1) attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
    • Less than 1% of attorneys hold this distinction in New Jersey

Please give our office a call if you or a loved one has been charged with a crime at 201-201-0086.