Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Uttering a forgery

I wrote a check to a lady who had a truck for sale, the check was bad as I didn't have the funds in my account, I am now being charged with uttering a forgery which is class h felony it says i can get up to 6 years in prison. They are stating that the detective contacted chase bank where i wrote the check from and they stated they have no record of me having an account with them, but in fact did which is how i got the check book. do i need a lawyer am i going to go to jail court date is june 1st.

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I’m not sure where you are charged with this offense. Minnesota does not have class H felonies and does not have a crime of uttering a forgery. But if you were charged with a felony you do need an attorney. Do not represent yourself. Get an attorney on board before court.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Certainly everyone facing a felony charge needs a defense attorney. Do not talk to police or a prosecutor. Assert your rights. Call a criminal defense attorney in the state where the charge has been filed. Get representation from either a public defender, or a private criminal defense attorney.

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