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Challenging Counterfeiting And Associated Federal Charges

If a person is suspected of creating, using or possessing fake or forged documents in an attempt to defraud the U.S. government or commit a federal crime, this may be considered counterfeiting. This may include currency, identifying documents, stamps or other items. Counterfeiting is a federal offense punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a fine or both. Counterfeiting U.S. securities is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

In the face of decades in federal prison and heavy fines, you cannot afford to forego legal counsel. If you have been accused of counterfeiting or any white collar crime, Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, stands prepared to represent your interests. We serve clients in Miami and across Miami-Dade County, drawing upon our attorneys’ extensive experience and knowledge to deliver more effective defense counsel.

Experienced Representation For All Types Of Counterfeiting Charges

Federal counterfeiting charges may apply if a defendant is accused of buying, selling, creating, producing, possessing, transferring, receiving, delivering or completing any other act involving a counterfeit obligation or other security of the United States. Even an attempt to defraud the government through counterfeiting is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The following are examples of items covered by federal counterfeiting laws and penalties:

  • Currency
  • Patents
  • Postage stamps
  • Securities
  • Deeds, powers of attorney, health care directives and other legal documents
  • Birth certificates, Social Security cards, passports and other identifying documents
  • Discharge papers and other military documents

Specific penalties for counterfeiting will vary depending on the type of item involved. While counterfeiting securities is punishable by up to 25 years in prison, for example, counterfeiting postage stamps is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Contact Our Miami Firm Today For Counsel You Can Trust

Challenging federal counterfeiting charges is notoriously difficult, but it can be done. With our resources and experience, we at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, are ready to see what steps can be taken to challenge your charges and pursue an ideal result on your behalf. We know how to face off against federal agencies and prosecutors and can identify strategies that less experienced attorneys would miss.

If you’re ready to put our team in your corner, call 305-564-4329 or fill out our contact form online to arrange your free consultation. We can help you with answers to your frequently asked questions about federal charges and offer experienced counsel at any stage of a counterfeiting case.