720 ILCS 5/17-3 – Forgery


  • Class 3 Felony
  • 2-5 years in prison
  • Fine up to $25,000
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The crime of forgery (also known as Forgery/Make/Alter Document or Forgery/Issue/Deliver Document) under 720 ILCS 5/17-3 [1080000] [1080100] [1080200] [15961] [15962] [15963] [12289] [15989] [11968] is one of many serious financial crimes in Illinois.  The charge of forgery is always a felony in Illinois. Forgery is categorized as a class 3 felony, punishable from 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.


A person convicted under 720 ILCS 5/17-3 can also be required to pay a fine of up to $25,000.  Where the victim of the forgery loses money as a result of the crime, the defendant may be ordered by the Judge to pay restitution.  The most common form of forgery is when a suspect attempts to present a fraudulent check to a bank.  Bank employees are trained to look for this crime and many a suspect is arrested at the bank after an attempt to cash a fraudulent check.


When Charged Forgery – Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Andrew Weisberg


Attorney Andrew Weisberg is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County.  As such, he gained tremendous experience in financial crimes such as forgery.  Mr. Weisberg understands forgery cases from all angles and is ready to defend you. If you or a loved one faces forgery charges, it is best to contact Andrew Weisberg today.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


The Best Defense In Forgery Cases under 720 ILCS 5/17-3 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In most cases, the police and prosecutor will bring multiple charges in addition to forgery.  An aggressive prosecutor can also charge a suspect with theft, deceptive practice, or other white-collar crimes that fit the alleged conduct.  The County prosecutor has great power in the area of charging decisions in cases of forgery or other financial crimes cases.  If you face prosecution for forgery or another financial crime, it is critical that you hire a Chicago area criminal defense lawyer that has the skill and experience to fight these charges in an aggressive manner.  Do not trust your freedom and future to just any defense attorney.  Contact former forgery prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg, who uses his unique experience to fight for you or your loved one.  Mr. Weisberg will wisely and aggressively defend you in any of the following white-collar crimes:


  • Forgery 720 ILCS 5/17-3
  • Theft 720 ILCS 5/16-1
  • Deceptive Practices 720 ILCS 5/17-1
  • … or all other financial and white crimes charges


When You Need the Best Criminal Defense in Chicago or the Suburbs – Andrew Weisberg


If you or a loved one has been charged with Forgery under 720 ILCS 5/17-3 in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, compassionate, and smart trial lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in both Cook County and Will County and has great experience in defending all areas of criminal law, from sex offenses and violent crimes to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.