When goods or services which appear to be from a legitimate source, but are in fact unauthorized reproductions, it is highly likely that the crime of counterfeiting has been committed. Counterfeiting laws are extremely strict and severe.
If you have been arrested for or charged with counterfeiting in New York, Foley Griffin, LLP is ready to thoroughly review your case and determine all of your legal options in order to protect your reputation and freedom. As former prosecutors, our Nassau County criminal defense lawyers can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case and build an effective defense strategy on your behalf. Do not risk fighting these serious charges without experienced and skilled legal representation.
Counterfeiting is typically associated with creating fake currency, or money, and claiming it to be genuine. Additionally, individuals can be charged with counterfeiting if they crease false replicas of nearly any product, including clothes, purses, watches, shoes, and jewelry.
The punishments for counterfeiting anything are immensely harsh, and those convicted of this criminal offense will face felony punishment. For example, according to federal law, counterfeiting of US securities such as currency and obligations will result in a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and fines of up to $250,000.
Counterfeiting cases often involve a thorough search and seizure of your personal space and property. Our Nassau County criminal defense lawyers can examine the tactics law enforcement and challenge any violations or discrepancies we encounter. If your rights were violated or probable cause was not established, then either your case can be dismissed entirely or your charges could be reduced substantially.
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