Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Check Fraud

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Check Fraud

For an aggressive defense against check fraud and related charges, rely on Michael L. Fell.

Like all fraud crimes, with check fraud it doesn’t really matter whether or not you succeeded in passing a forged or altered check—even the attempt to do so can be severely punished.

But don’t give up hope…

In a way, the very harshness of this law can work in your favor: an “attempt” necessarily implies intent and knowledge of what you are doing. If the prosecution cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knew the check was bad and intended to use it to commit fraud, you cannot be convicted.

Who Better to Understand the Prosecution and Their Case than a Former Prosecutor?

One of the many reasons that Michael L. Fell is such an effective defense attorney is that he understands how the prosecution thinks. And well he should—he did spend many years as an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney, training both police and prosecutors.

Using this experience, he can figure out which pieces of the prosecution’s evidence in a check fraud case may be weak or lacking. If he can show the prosecution that they are not likely to win a conviction, this may result in the case being dismissed entirely, sparing his client the stress and expense of a trial.

Plea Deals Can Be Quite Productive

When the evidence against the defendant is strong, plea deals offer an excellent means of avoiding a trial and securing a more lenient sentence than the prosecution might seek after an intense jury or court trial. Michael L. Fell is well known for his expertise in this sort of creative sentencing and his ability to secure highly beneficial outcomes for his clients. With check fraud cases in particular, he works hard to reach arrangements that keep felony charges and felony penalties off the table.

Facing Check Fraud Charges?

If you are facing charges for check fraud—or for a related crime such as “bad checks,” petty theft, grand theft, forgery, or identity theft—you can rely on Michael L. Fell for an expert defense. Call (949) 585-9055 now to learn more.