Counterfeiting Defense in Olathe
Representation from Our Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyer
Counterfeiting is a federal crime. It is basically the unauthorized creation
of goods or documents or making unauthorized changes to these items. It
is a serious crime with harsh penalties regulated by the United State
government, since the scope of counterfeiting can easily extend across
state lines and international borders.
If you have been charged with counterfeiting, or are being investigated,
it's imperative to
contact an Olathe criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The law firm of Martin & Wallentine, LLC, has
the experience to provide an excellent defense in counterfeiting cases
and works hard to protect your rights and freedom.
About Counterfeiting Charges
Most people think of currency in relation to counterfeiting. This can include
fully creating "fake" money, or it can mean that legitimate
currency has been altered. This can extend to metals, such as gold and
silver, as well as paper money.
Counterfeiting can also be the manufacture or alteration of documents, such as:
- Federal court documents
- U.S. postal stamps
- Public records
In addition, goods can be counterfeited. When someone creates a fake trademark,
or manufactures or alters an item for the purpose of deceiving the consumer,
he can be charged with counterfeiting.
Penalties You WIll Want to Avoid
Penalties for counterfeiting currency can result in a prison sentence of
up to 20 years as well as stiff fines up to $250,000. These penalties
can be enhanced if the counterfeiting caused another to suffer a financial
loss or someone else in addition to the defendant to gain financially.
Aggressive Defense Serving All of Johnson County
We have the experience and necessary skill to effectively fight for you.
A case dismissal, or reduction of charges, is possible. When you
contact us, we will discuss your case and advise you of the best strategy to achieve
the most favorable outcome.