California Counterfeiting Defense Lawyer

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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.

Counterfeiting Laws

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.

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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.

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