California Penal Code Section 470 There's No Alternative

California Penal Code 470

Have you been charged with committing forgery? Violation of Penal Code 470 can be a serious felony or misdemeanor offense depending upon your case and the circumstances surrounding your alleged offense. At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our Orange County fraud attorneys have assisted countless individuals facing health care fraud, insurance fraud, forgery, and many others. By taking advantage of a free case evaluation, you will be able to obtain valuable information that could help you avoid serious penalties.

Call (844) 285-9559 today to speak with one of our skilled legal professionals about your case.

What is CPC 470?

According to California Penal Code 470, forgery is defined as intentionally defrauded a document or the signature of someone else with the intention of committing fraud.

In order to prosecute for Forgery in Southern California, handling prosecutors will need to establish that you were guilty of:

  • forging someone else’s signature without their permission
  • changing or corrupting a legal document
  • imitating or re-creating a legal document
  • performing these actions with the intent of committing fraud

These documents can be money, court documents, a notarized document, a stock etc.

What are the Penalties for Forgery Offenses?

Those who commit forgery can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges will largely depend upon whether you have a criminal history as well as the specific circumstances surrounding your case.

The following are the maximum penalties that these offenders may face:

Misdemeanor

  • Up to I Year in the Orange County Jail and a potential $1,000 maximum fine

Felony

  • 16 Months – 4 Years in the California State Prison as well as a $10,000 fine

Other Potential Penalties:

If charged with a felony penal code violation, you may be subjected to pay restitution to the victims and also engage in community service. Many of those who commit this offense are charged with multiple offenses, such as robbery or identify theft, depending upon the defendant’s specific circumstances.

If you are facing forgery charges for Penal Code 470, speaking with a forgery lawyer may be in your best interest. By obtaining information at the outset of your case, you may be able to avoid common mistakes committed by others in your position. Call or fill out our contact form today to receive a free evaluation that can help you better understand your charges.

Continue Reading Read Less

GET DEFENSE FROM AN AWARD-WINNING TEAM OF ATTORNEYS

Over the years our firm has earned numerous awards and accolades for delivering outstanding legal representation. Some of our awards include: Admission to The National Top Trial Lawyers Association since 2014, AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb Rating, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Award "10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction" in 2018, Nationally Ranked Top 100 Under 40 in California Attorney Award in 2017, Member of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2018, Martindale-Hubbell Accredited Law Firm, Distinguished in Orange County Metro "Top Attorneys" section, and Featured in Orange Coast Magazine in April 2010 as one of "Orange County's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys".

  • Best Criminal Defense in Irvine - 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyer In Irvine- 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Santa Ana - 2022
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer New Port Beach- 2022
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Under 40
  • avvo 10.0

WHY WE'RE THE RIGHT CHOICE

  • Over 45 years of Collective Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Former Deputy District Attorney
  • Impressive Track Record of Results
  • Highly Respected by Peers and Clients
  • Free Initial Consultation

A Winning REcord

Always Pursuing the Best Possible Result
  • Case Dismissed Murder
  • Fines Vacated Failure to Pay Court Fines
  • Case Dismissed Grand Theft
  • Penalty Reduced Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Penalty Reduced to Disturbing the Peace Assault, Battery & Resisting Arrest

GETTING STARTED IS EASY

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

CLient Reviews

At Law Offices of Randy Collins, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "They are such a great team to work with."
    I was new in the US and I didn’t know anything or what to do from Day 1 from presenting my case to Randy. He reassured me that he would help me and that I shouldn’t worry. He was very supportive, responsive to every question no matter how silly it was he was very patient and comforting. He knew exactly how to address the problem and had a plan of action and after a long 2 years, he won my case I appreciate every effort Randy & Chris have done. They are such a great team to work with and I would recommend him in a heartbeat
    Dalia
    "Man of his word - got the issue resolved."
    I hired Randy after my previous attorney failed to give me proper information and caused me to violate my probation. Randy appeared in court for got the issue resolved without any head aches. He was a man of his word and I highly recommend him.
    Reedham
    "The one attorney you want on your side!"
    He is amazing!! I'm am happy to say that my daughter's charges were dismissed! Randy did an excellent job!!! I couldn't have made a better decision the day I called his office.
    Leslie
    "All my friends' cases either dismissed or reduced significantly."
    Randy is a great attorney that has helped me out of a bad situation. I refer all of my friends that get in trouble and he has gotten all of their cases either dismissed or reduced significantly. You definitely get what you pay for when you hire this firm.
    Chris H.
    "In life you need a good mechanic, a good Doctor, and a Super Lawyer."

    There’s no words to describe Mr. Collins, not just as an attorney but a Super and Great Human Being. He has been an “Angel” and “Life Saver” for one of my family members.

    By Profession, I’m a Radio and TV Host, and I’ve interviewed and talked to quite a few in this Profession, and trust me when I say, that I’m so impressed with Mr. Collins and in today’s modern times it’s hard to find someone that works so hard, cares, and makes things happen!!!

    In life you need a good mechanic, a good Doctor, and a Super Lawyer. Trust him, believe in him and you become one of the “Winners” by hitting “Jackpot” with your legal needs:)

    Victor
    "Randy is the obvious choice!"
    Randy worked tirelessly for over two years to have my case dismissed and I can’t thank him enough for everything that he did for me.
    Ray
    "Handled my case in record time with the best possible outcome."
    Randy is awesome! I called so many attorneys and in all honesty he is such an incredible person. All of his office staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He really cares about the welfare of his clients and takes time to discuss your needs in person. I highly recommend him. He handled my case in record time with the best possible outcome.
    Staci
    "⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Best Criminal Defense Attorney"
    I could not be more grateful or complimentary of how Randy handled my case, as well as the easy communication and genuine care for my well-being. I could not recommend Randy more.
    Nichole