California Counterfeiting Defense Lawyer
Get 30+ Years of Collective Legal Experience on Your Side
If you are caught passing counterfeit currency, checks, tickets for public
transit or entertainment, fashion products, and other valued items, you
may face serious consequences such as prison time, fines, and a permanent
mark on your criminal record. At
Appel & Morse, we are prepared to devise a strong and personalized defense strategy
to get the best outcome possible in your case. With more than three decades
of combined experience, our
Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys possess the extensive knowledge of California law regarding
white collar crimes.
In California, you are guilty of counterfeiting if you willfully manufacture,
intentionally sells, or knowingly possess for sale an unlawful imitation
or duplication of documents and other valued items. The prosecutor must
prove that the defendant engaged in counterfeiting activities with an
intent to defraud.
The white collar crime is considered a felony, punishable by a prison sentence
of two, three, or four years. However, it can be misdemeanor conviction
for specified items, such as sports trading cards and transit tickets.
If the prosecution is able to show the pattern of criminal conduct pertaining
to counterfeiting or other white collar crime by the defendant, it may
seek an additional two to five years imprisonment for current charges.
Call (805) 467-6060 for Experienced Legal Representation
Our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys have been proudly defending
the rights of the accused on the Central Coast and are fully equipped
to provide you with the aggressive advocacy that you need during this
difficult time. Do not risk facing these serious charges without our skilled
and aggressive legal assistance.
Contact us and request a
free initial consultation today.