How To Spot a Forgery
How To Spot a Forgery
Perhaps this can be explained using a well-known example from television.
If you haven’t heard of or seen the Netflix documentary, ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness’, it is a seven-part docu-series that follows people who own private zoos. These zoo owners have large animals like Lions, Tigers, Cougars, and more. The show documents the zoo owners, their interaction with other zoo owners, and their treatment of the animals.
One zoo owner is named Carole Baskin. The show often featured her and the mysterious disappearance of her multi-millionaire husband Jack Donald ‘Don’ Lewis.
After watching the show, fans had questioned whether Carole had any involvement in the sudden disappearance of her husband and whether she forged Don’s name on a Will and on a Power of Attorney.
Since the show aired and gained popularity, www.HandwritingExpertDallas.com has stated that the Will and the Power of Attorney were indeed forged.
How is a Handwriting Expert able to tell that something is forged? Handwriting is unique to each person, and no two individual’s handwriting will be identical. Because of this, every person’s handwriting is as unique as a fingerprint.
www.HandwritingExpertDallas.com compared the Will and the Power of Attorney to other known documents of Don Lewis. Both documents had signs of forgery which include tremors, pen lifts and hesitations, and slow speed.
The two Handwriting Experts who reviewed the documents after the show gained popularity, had each concluded Don Lewis’ signature appeared to have been “traced” from his 1991 marriage record.
If you are working with a document that you think maybe forged or traced, contact us today and ask for Megan L. https://handwritingexpertdallas.com/contact/.
- Published in Criminal Cases, Handwriting Analysis
How Can You Prove a Forgery In Court?
If think your signature was forged, you have a big problem that needs an expert solution. While you might feel the judge will believe you that your signature was forged… it doesn’t work that way. The courts require a court-qualified forensic document examiner to appear as a witness.
The type of expert witness you need is called a forensic document examiner. While many people use the term “handwriting expert”, that term sometimes could include the wrong type of professional like a handwriting school teacher, graphologist, or psychologist. The only way to prove a forgery in court is to hire an experienced forensic document examiner and have him/her create a written report, court exhibits, and provide an in-person or zoom-based live testimony.
The court exhibit and the written report are two of the most important aspects of an expert witness testimony.
The handwriting expert must provide an official letter of opinion (lab report) and often compelling court exhibits that show forger’s tremors, tracing, and unexplained differences. It is very difficult to bring in an expert witness without an attorney. Pro-Se defendants often lose in courts nationwide because there is a ton of procedural processes and information non-attorneys simply don’t know. So, you should hire a good attorney and you should hire a respected and experienced forensic handwriting expert. If you call our office, we will help you decide which expert is best for your case. Often, our expert can have your case completed in under a week with a forensic report on your desk.
“Pro-Se defendants often get slaughtered in courts… we highly recommend working with our experts with your attorney.”
First, if you feel your signature has been forged, contact our office right away for a free consultation about your documents and the process of getting a written report or testimony in court.
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- Published in Handwriting Analysis