Los Angeles Counterfeiting Attorney
Information About Federal Counterfeiting
Counterfeiting is defined, along the same lines as forgery, as the crime of making a fake document. Some of the documents that can be the object of counterfeit include contracts, identification cards, money, and legal certificates. 18 U.S.C. § 471 provides punishment for whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges counterfeits, or alters any obligation or other security of the United States. Furthermore, sections 472 and 473 provides similar punishment for those who utter or deal in forged or counterfeit obligations or other security of the United States. If convicted of counterfeiting you may be facing large fines and/or imprisonment of up to twenty years.
Counterfeiting Criminal Charges
Counterfeiting is usually related with legal tender, but is also related to the crime of creating a replica of a product with the intent to pass it off as genuine. Counterfeiting can be related to products such as designer clothing, watches and legal documents. No matter what type of counterfeiting criminal charges you may be facing, you will need to seek the legal services of a counterfeiting defense lawyer right away.
Why do I need a federal lawyer?
Eisner Gorin LLP are experienced white collar crimes attorneys who have decades of combined experience in defending clients in state and federal courts. We serve clients in all U.S. District Courts in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California. Criminal cases in a federal court can be a difficult challenge to a defense lawyer because federal agencies, such as the FBI, and federal prosecutors are usually the most highly-trained and experienced. They also normally have virtually unlimited resources to pursue a conviction. Also, the federal court process is much different than the state criminal process because the defendant will usually face more severe penalties if they are convicted. Therefore, it is in your best interest to retain a federal counterfeiting defense lawyer who is specifically trained to defend clients in a federal setting.
Consequences of a federal conviction
If you are now facing federal criminal charges of counterfeiting, you could be looking at years of incarceration in prison and heavy fines. This will probably impact your personal and professional life for many years. This is why it is crucial that your work with a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable of the federal court system. This means that you will have the best chance to reaching a positive outcome to your case. We are known for providing our clients with the personal attention they need during a difficult time in their life. Call our law firm at (877) 781-1570 or e-mail us using online contact form.
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