Portland Forgery Defense Attorney

Credit Card Fraud Lawyers Defending People Throughout Oregon

Law enforcement agencies across Oregon and the United States devote substantial resources to investigating and prosecuting allegations of forgery and fraud, including credit card fraud. These allegations are very serious and can lead to severe penalties. Further, any type of fraud or theft charge can be especially damaging to your employment prospects. At a time like this, you need an experienced defense attorney working for you.

The law firm of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., has defended individuals across Oregon against all types of criminal allegations, including forgery and credit card fraud. Our firm consists of four attorneys with more than 70 years of combined experience. Even our least experienced lawyer has more than a decade of experience protecting the rights of the accused.


Under Oregon law, forgery can constitute a number of different accusations such as:

  • Stealing checks and changing the amount or the payee
  • Stealing blank checks
  • Generating checks on a computer

In a number of cases, these charges can constitute identity theft, which is even more serious. If the government alleges you committed 10 or more separate thefts with 180 days, or if the amount in question is $10,000 or more, you could be charged with Aggravated Identity Theft, a Class B felony. Whatever the charge, you can rely on our law firm to explore every defense and seek the best possible outcome in your case.

Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud and identity theft are interlinked. Those accused of fraud are accused of stealing identities to accomplish the fraud. In many cases, the allegations involve not one fraudulent credit card, but many. Allegations involve sophisticated credit card theft rings that may operate on a nationwide or even international basis. With our depth of experience, we know how to tear down these allegations and mount a successful defense case.

Contact the Portland Forgery Defense Lawyers of Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.

If you are facing an investigation or arrest for forgery or fraud, contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential initial meeting. If you decide our firm is right for you, we will work with you to find a fee structure that is appropriate for your case. Call toll free to 1-888-311-2016 or send us an e-mail.