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Fraud - Forgery, False Pretenses or Embezzlement

Forgery is the making of a false writing (or altering a writing to make it false) with the intent to defraud.

False Pretenses is the obtaining of title to the property of another, by an intentional and knowing false statement of existing or past fact, with the intent to defraud.

Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion to their own use of the personal property of another by a person in lawful possession of that property.

These definitions carry special legal meaning. Defenses will be available depending on the facts. You need a skilled attorney to analyze the facts and law of your case. Shaffer Cormell has over 28 years experience. He will provide the proper factual and legal analysis and representation in Court that you need.

Serious Consequences can Result if You are Convicted of a Crime!

If the State has charged you with Fraud you should immediately exercise your Fifth Amendment Miranda Rights and Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel by remaining silent, cease all communication with the police, and call the

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
Very grateful for Attorney Cormell. His calmness very attentative to what was going on with what I needed. I needed an attorney that was honest and knew what needed to be accomplished to get to the goal. Carolina
★★★★★
They did a great job. Plead not guilty and got the case dismissed. Shaffer and his team have a great attitude and outstanding work ethic. They have always been very kind and caring as most cases can be sensitive. Thanks again to Shaffer and team. Jared
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Mr. Shaffer is very knowledgeable. He was a excellent lawyer. I retained hIm, he gave me accuracy of what the outcome would be, and it was. He was honest up front and throughout my proceedings. I would refer him to anyone looking for a great lawyer with swift results. He’s a winner. Gabriela