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
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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