If you are here looking for assistance with a federal counterfeiting criminal allegation, you’re in the right place.
We know facing a federal crime can be difficult. Unfortunately, you may be facing consequences such as possibly being investigated, arrested, or charged with a federal crime, but we can help.
Keep reading to learn more about federal counterfeiting crimes and how Rossen Law Firm can help you. Our South Florida federal counterfeiting lawyers are ready to get to work for you.
What is a Federal Counterfeiting Crime?
A federal counterfeiting crime is when a person uses counterfeit money or tries to sell a counterfeit item by claiming that it is real when, in actuality, it is not a genuine product.
According to Federal Law 18 U.S.C § 471:
“Whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, or alters any obligation or other security of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”
CONSEQUENCES OF FEDERAL COUNTERFEITING CRIMES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
We want to help you avoid the pain and aggravation of being convicted and found guilty of a federal counterfeiting crime. You could face harsh punishments, but an experienced federal criminal defense attorney can help get you the best possible resolution to your case.
There are a wide range of consequences for federal counterfeiting crimes. While there is no minimum mandatory sentence, the punishments for this crime are usually quite severe:
- If it is your first federal counterfeiting offense, and you’re convicted, you could have to pay $2 million in fines or face up to 10 years in prison.
- If this is not your first federal counterfeiting offense, you’re looking at up to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $5 million.
- A federal counterfeiting crime conviction will also stay on your record permanently.
FEDERAL ATTORNEY FOR COUNTERFEITING DEFENSE IN SOUTH FLORIDA
We will work diligently to help youst possible result on your federal counterfeiting case in Ft. Lauderdale. Our goal is to alleviate your stress by working hard to ensure that you face as few consequences as possible. We are skillful lawyers with experience in federal counterfeiting defense so you can depend on us to fight for your rights and future.
Federal Counterfeiting Defense Strategies
Poor quality money: If the counterfeit goods or money in question are too poorly made to actually fool somebody into believing it is real, then we may be able to argue that it does not legally qualify as a counterfeit item.
Lack of intent: In order to be convicted of federal counterfeit trafficking, you must be found guilty of actually planning to sell the counterfeit products to someone by passing them off as real. We may be able to argue that you never intended to sell the items to someone else or that you never intended to represent them as ‘real’.
Free Federal Counterfeiting Defense Consultation in Fort Lauderdale
If you need assistance in any type of federal counterfeiting case, Rossen Law Firm is here to assist you. You can count on us to ensure that your rights are protected and your future is fought for. We always put our best defense forward for your best future. We are here to ensure your rights stay intact.
We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you. Contact a Fort Lauderdale federal counterfeiting lawyer today to get started.
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