Miami Counterfeiting Defense Attorneys
Proven Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Miami, FL
If you were accused of counterfeiting, you need an attorney with the rights skill and experience to handle your case. Counterfeiting is a serious crime with strict repercussions, but an effective defense strategy can help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our lawyers have more than 40years of experience in the legal field and (as former prosecutors) possess an in-depth understanding or prosecution techniques. Let us use our experience to give you the upper hand in court.
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What is counterfeiting?
In general terms, counterfeiting refers to the act of duplicating an item, such as currency. In the United States, replicating currency with the intent to defraud is a federal crime. In Chapter 25 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, §471 states that:
"Whoever…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."
The penalties for counterfeiting and forgery are steep; if convicted, you could face up to two decades in prison for counterfeiting U.S. currency, combined with the possibility of heavy fines. Because of this, it is imperative that you work with a qualified defense attorney.
Get the Right Defense Lawyer on Your Side
If you were arrested for counterfeiting or are under investigation for this offense, speak with an attorney from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. immediately. We are dedicated to helping clients like you avoid the devastating penalties of a criminal conviction, even in the face of a difficult or complex federal charge. We are available to speak with you at any time – days, nights or weekends – so pick up the phone and contact our office today.