The term counterfeiting is used to describe the intentional forging or copying something in an effort to have it appear as genuine. Usually, counterfeiting involves the copying of money, jewelry, purses, shoes, clothing items, artwork, electronic equipment, DVD's, software, autographed memorabilia, books, etc. Counterfeiting is a deeply serious federal offense which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison for each occurrence.
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The legal defense needed to overcome a charge of counterfeiting involves casting a reasonable doubt on your alleged willful actions and intent to defraud. The prosecution must prove that you had the intent to pass something fake as being original or genuine. To successfully defend a charge of counterfeiting, a well-trained, seasoned Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer familiar with counterfeiting laws is essential.
Don't assume that any lawyer has the necessary knowledge and professional competence required to represent you in a counterfeiting case. I have gained the experience needed in a federal courtroom to represent you if you have been charged with counterfeiting.
Contact me, A. Oliver Hassibi, if you have been charged with counterfeiting, or even if you are attempting to create replicas of any item for resale, as a precautionary measure. Knowing the law before you embark on a venture of replicating someone else's work could save you from being charged with forgery or counterfeiting, and possibly having to forfeit your earnings and assets, or facing prison time and massive fines if convicted.
Contact my office today for a free evaluation of your case, and advice for avoiding being charged with counterfeiting!