If I was charged with forgery in the 3rd degree, I have no prior record, am I looking at jail time? 1 Answers as of June 19, 2014

I have no prior record and no more than a thousand dollars where talking about. Will I be given any jail time?

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Forgery in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor punishable up to one year jail in New York, so there is certainly the potential for you to be sentenced to jail. However, whether you will or not depends on the skill and experience of your attorney, the county where the case is pending, the facts related to the offense and the presiding judge. I have handled similar cases where I was able to not only help my client avoid jail but also avoid having a criminal conviction which in NY cannot be erased or expunged.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/19/2014
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