Los Angeles Counterfeiting Attorney
If you or someone you know is facing counterfeiting charges, your future is at risk. The FBI will be investigating you and the prosecutors trying to prosecute you. Other charges that fall alongside counterfeiting can be identity theft, fraud, or even conspiracy. It is very important to obtain a skilled and qualified criminal lawyer if you are facing counterfeiting charges.
Counterfeiting is the illegal forgery of currency, documents and products such as software, electronics, pharmaceutics and clothing. When counterfeiting involves goods, the case is a matter of patent infringement and trademark infringement. When counterfeiting involves money or government bonds, it is a federal matter.
To be found guilty of counterfeiting, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there was an actual intent to deceive. There are heavy consequences for the charge of counterfeiting. One may face up to 15 years in prison and fines as much as $250,000.
When sentencing a defendant accused of counterfeiting, a judge may be lenient if the defendant cooperates with the prosecution and provides information about an ongoing counterfeiting operation or if the defendant is a first time offender. This is why it is essential and imperative that you seek a well seasoned and experienced defense attorney to defend you.
At Hedding Law Firm, we have a combined 75 years of experience and know all the ins and outs of the federal court system.