September 23, 2007 By Wallin & Klarich

Monday morning, 8:30a.m. A well-dressed lady with an unintelligible accent pleads with the judge that she is not guilty of seven counts of welfare fraud. The judge has none of it; and sets bail at seventy-five thousand Dollars. “I didn’t do it. I swear I didn’t do it.” She cries as she’s taken into custody.

It doesn’t have to be this way. A client of mine was recently accused of 5 counts of forgery. He retained my office right after he was contacted by the cops. Luckily he had not given a statement to them. Wallin & Klarich and the client immediately retained the services of a handwriting expert. We forwarded all previous signature and handwriting samples to the expert and got his opinion two weeks thereafter.

Prior to his arraignment, the samples and expert opinion were forwarded to the prosecuting attorney. We bombarded the District Attorney’s Office with tons of correspondence regarding my client’s matter.

During his arraignment, the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charges. The client was elated. He didn’t think it could have been resolved with one hearing.

If you’re accused of forgery or identity theft, make sure that you have an attorney. Make sure you save your signature/handwriting samples (ie: old passport, driver’s licenses, membership cards, and etc.) Your attorney will have a list of handy experts to refer to in order to properly defend your case. At the Law Offices of Wallin & Klarich, we work with the top experts to defend you and vigilantly enforce your rights.

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