Miami Counterfeiting Lawyer
Federal Counterfeiting Charges in Florida
Have you been contacted by federal law enforcement with a request to come in for questioning in connection with a counterfeiting investigation?
You need an experienced Miami counterfeiting attorney on your side.
What's the Minimum Sentence for Counterfeiting?
Depending on the specific counterfeit crime you face, a conviction carries up to 20 years or more in federal prison and a hefty fine. In addition, according to federal law, attempting to use or use counterfeit money is illegal should a person plan to defraud the receiver.
Let The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio help you tell your side of the story and avoid a conviction.
Florida's Counterfeiting & Forgery Laws
The essential crime in a counterfeiting case is that you are attempting to falsify or alter a document or instrument in order to defraud another party and to achieve an unfair gain. There are several different federal statutes concerning counterfeiting and the related crime of forgery.
These laws involve illegal counterfeiting of:
- Coins and paper currency
- Securities and other financial documents
- Powers of attorney
- Postage stamps
Is Selling Counterfeit Goods a Federal Crime?
Making or selling counterfeit goods or any products in the United States is a severe crime under federal law. If you face this criminal penalty, you will be required to pay reimbursement or even serve prison time.
A conviction for counterfeiting can not only subject you to severe criminal penalties—it can also ruin your career, making it difficult or impossible to find suitable employment in the future.
Put Powerful Defense On Your Side
The sooner you get help from an experienced federal crimes lawyer, the better your chances will be obtaining a favorable result. By intervening on your behalf before you have been arrested, we may be able to have the investigation dropped or help you avoid an arrest. In the event that you or a loved one has already been taken into custody, we can still seek to have the charges dismissed or fight for an acquittal at trial.
Take the first step now by calling (305) 851-5581 for a free case evaluation with our Miami counterfeiting defense lawyer.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
CHARGES DISMISSED Aggravated Identity Theft
CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
NO JAIL Conspiracy to Commit Fraud