Counterfeiting money is a federal offense which may be punished by up to 15 years in prison, along with heavy fines. If you are currently under investigation for counterfeiting or are facing criminal charges involving this federal crime, consult a Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
Okabe & Haushalter is a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm whose attorneys have experience in defending clients facing charges in state and federal courts. The federal court presents a unique challenge to a defense lawyer in that federal agencies are involved (such as the FBI) and federal prosecutors are often highly-trained and experienced. Federal prosecutors may pick and choose the cases they work on in order to choose those which involve the most amount of evidence against a defendant, or which they have the most experience in.
Additionally, federal court proceedings are different than state proceedings and a defendant may face harsher penalties. All in all, a defense lawyer will need to be experienced specifically with defending federal criminal charges in order to be the most effective in defending counterfeiting charges.
Counterfeiting refers to the crime of creating a replica or copy of something with the intention of passing it off as genuine. Counterfeiting, although most commonly associated with legal tender, also refers to goods, such as designer clothing, accessories, and watches, as well as legal documents. Regardless of the specific counterfeiting charges, you may face, it will be in your best interest to consult a counterfeiting defense lawyer or attorney as soon as possible.
Why should one consult an attorney? When facing criminal charges involving counterfeiting, a person may face many years in state prison, along with heavy fines and other penalties. Working with a Los Angeles defense attorney who is experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable means that the defendant will have the greatest opportunity of reaching a positive outcome for his/her case. At our firm, we take every case seriously and provide our clients with superior service and legal counsel.
Contact a Los Angeles counterfeiting defense lawyer at our firm regarding your case.