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Counterfeiting Charges are a federal felony and type of forgery under federal law. Forgery becomes counterfeiting when it is currency that is being forged. It is the making, distribution, or use of any business card, notice, placard, handbill, or advertisement in the likeness or similitude of an obligation or security of the United States.
Federal counterfeiting charges are punished harshly for their negative impact on our economy and commerce. Additionally, the financial issues that go into defending a federal counterfeit case are complicated and require experienced federal counterfeit defense. It is vital you retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, if you or a loved one are charged with counterfeit charges in federal court in Oklahoma.
The statute for Counterfeiting Charges is 18 U.S.C. § 489, which prohibits the making of any token, disc, or device in the likeness or similitude of coins in the United States, except under the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Elements of the Crime
In order to be convicted of Counterfeiting Charges, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:
1) the making, altering, using, or possessing;
2) a false writing;
3) with the intent to defraud.
What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You
Being charged with Counterfeiting Charges is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.
Contact – Cannon & Associates: Oklahoma Criminal Defense
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