Accused of Federal Counterfeiting in Arizona?

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Counterfeiting is a serious federal crime that is typically prosecuted extremely aggressively. Whether the counterfeit items are objects or financial instruments, the law does not condone fake items being passed off as genuine to make a profit.

If you have been charged with federal counterfeiting in Arizona, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel from a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, we possess years of experience handling federal crimes, including counterfeiting. We can review your case and determine areas that can be challenged in federal court.

Counterfeiting Law & Penalties

According to federal anti-counterfeiting laws, individuals who intentionally counterfeits, defraud, falsely makes, forges, or alters any obligation or other security of the U.S. is subject to a prison sentence of up to 20 years and a maximum fine of $250,000. While the terms “obligation or other security” include United States currency, the law also prohibits possessing tools used in counterfeiting.

Other forms of counterfeiting prohibited by federal law include:

  • Bonds, contracts, bids, public records, proposals, and affidavits made or altered to defraud
  • Documents issued by federal lending agencies, including land banks and insured credit unions
  • Documents related to imports and the collection of customs duties
  • Federal court documents
  • Seals of federal agencies
  • U.S. postal stamps and meters

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With the stakes this high, it is critical to get experienced legal help from our Mesa criminal defense lawyers. Having earned numerous rewards over the years, we can provide compassionate and aggressive legal support from start to finish.

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