Texas Federal Counterfeiting Defense Attorney
A federal counterfeiting charge [18 U.S. 25] may arise under the allegation that a phony good or service has been created and attempted to be used as if real. A common form of counterfeiting is counterfeit money, where fake currency has been created and passed off as if the real thing. Increasingly common are counterfeit goods, e.g. fake name brand items. In almost all cases a counterfeiting charge will be considered a felony and will be prosecuted by the Federal Government as a Federal crime.
Because counterfeiting is directly related to the integrity and trust in the government, consequences for a federal counterfeiting charge can be very serious, including:
- Federal Counterfeiting of US securities can result in up to a $250,000 fine and 20 years in prison.
- Federal Counterfeiting of foreign securities up to 25 or more years in prison.
- Counterfeiting goods, such as fake name brands, can result in consequences similar to the above.
It is also a federal offense to be in possession of tools that are used to create counterfeit currency, such as certain types of printing plates and ink [18 U.S. 25 § 474a]. With the emergence of the digital-age, it can also be a federal offense to create digital representation of currencies with the intent to use such representations.
Contact an Experienced Federal Counterfeiting Defense Attorney
If you are charged with Federal Counterfeiting, call 832.328.0600 or email Carl D. Haggard today for a free confidential consultation regarding your case. Carl has over 30 years of experience and is an Ex-District Chief Prosecutor. Carl is licensed to defend Federal cases in all Texas district courts as well as throughout the United States and her territories. As soon as you call, Carl will go to work on your case to provide you the best legal defense possible.
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