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Obtaining Money by False Pretense

Obtaining money by false pretense is larceny. Larceny can be a serious charge. Knowing what to expect from your case, from the weight of the charge to the law itself, is vital. Above all, you need an attorney with the experience to fight the charge. Trust in the criminal defense attorneys of Goff Voltin to provide you with a rigorous defense.

  • If any person obtain, by any false pretense or token, from any person, with intent to defraud, money or other property, he shall be guilty of larceny thereof.
  • or if he obtain, by any false pretense or token, with such intent, the signature of any person to a writing, the false making whereof would be forgery, he shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
  • VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-178/

Furthermore, the venue for the trial of any person charged with an offense under this section may differ. Moreover, the location may be in the county or city in which any act was performed in furtherance of the offense. However, the location may also be placed where the offense resided at the time of the offense.

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Anyone could find themselves facing criminal charges. In fact, a criminal charge can have lasting effects on the lives of those with such charges on their records. However, in order to effectively handle a serious legal situation, individuals often need to understand what they are facing. If you have a criminal law charges in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Yorktown or the rest of the Hampton Roads area, call the criminal defense attorneys at Goff Voltin, PLLC today.