Property / Financial Crimes

Joliet, Illinois Forgery and White Collar Crimes Attorney

Illinois state charges of forgery include the unauthorized creation or alteration, possession or the use of any document with the intent to defraud others. From checks and money orders to driver’s licenses and signatures, including digital signatures, forgery is a felony offense carrying sentences of up to seven years in prison. Our forgery defense lawyer knows the laws and what the state must prove to convict you.

The Law Office of Steven Haney believes that most people accused of forgery or fraud are not hardened criminals. If you are accused of deceiving others for personal gain you risk going to prison and the life-long social sigma of a criminal conviction. We can help. Contact our Joliet law practice for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Identity Theft

Technology-based crimes such as phishing and the theft someone’s credit cards, bank account or Social Security number, or driver’s license are some of the common crimes today. Recent Illinois laws have raised the theft of another’s identity for illegal purposes from misdemeanors to felonies, punishable by up to three years in prison for a first-time offense and up to five years for repeat offenders. We know criminal law and how to defend you.

Aggressive Defense Against Fraud

The Law Office of Steven Haney handles a wide range of state and federal crimes involving fraud and identity theft such as:

~Computer fraud – eBay fraud, Internet gaming fraud and other illegal online scams

~Credit card fraud

~Wire fraud or mail fraud

~Bank fraud

~Identity theft of elderly persons

~Impersonating others online

State or federal authorities begin gathering evidence long before making an arrest. While you may believe that there is little hope fighting government prosecutors, we know they are bound by complex laws and procedures. The sooner we get involved in your case, the sooner we can begin challenging any evidence they may have. Our criminal defense lawyer knows how to take the fight to protect your rights and your reputation.

Find Experienced and Knowledgeable Representation Now

Don’t wait for the police to knock on your door. If you suspect you may be under investigation for identity theft or if you have been arrested for fraud in Illinois, trust our Will County law firm to provide the skilled protection you will need to avoid a conviction. Contact us immediately for a free initial consultation.

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  • You were a steady and calming influence when we faced some extremely unsettling circumstances with our teenager who made a stupid decision and was arrested. Your knowledge of the laws and manner in court was very professional and assertive in representing us. You were encouraging to keep our hopes alive for a future for our son who was never in serious trouble before, yet upfront about what he ...

  • I used you twice for a DUI and for a domestic violence dispute. You were simply the best. I could not ask for anything more from such a great person and attorney....

  • You were an excellent lawyer in my case. There was always good communication and what you promised, you delivered. I would recommend you to any and all of my friends. Good job, Steven, and if I ever need you again, I have your number stored in my phone....

  • I made some huge mistakes and found myself in a world of trouble with felony charges. Thankfully, you took my case and after many trips to court, you secured probation without any formal conviction being entered (“a 410 probation”). This is the absolute best outcome I could have gotten and I am forever endebted for securing it for me.. Yoiu are well known and respected in the legal community a...