The charge of "forgery" is it the crime of creating a false document, altering a document or writing a false signature for the illegal benefit of the person making the forgery. This includes improperly filling a blank document, like an automobile purchase contract, over a buyer's signature, with the terms different from those agreed. "Counterfeiting" is a type of forgery that refers to the creation of phony money, stock certificates or bonds which are negotiated for cash.
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Counterfeiting Defense Considerations
Counterfeiting or forgery charges can arise out of a variety of transactions including the attempted fabrication of currency, falsification of legal documents or contracts, as well as the creation of phony copies of pharmaceutical products, works of art or other valuables like Rolex watches.
Forgery and counterfeiting charges are generally made at the federal level and require a rigorous defense by legal counsel thoroughly familiar with the federal criminal process. Federal crimes carry severe sentencing guidelines with very little flexibility allowed by judges. Prison terms usually do not offer an option parole.
For these reasons, it is critical that you begin your defense as early as possible -- ideally before charges are filed. Your defense counsel should have a proven courtroom track record in federal criminal cases and white collar crimes.
The Criminal Defense Group has a nationally known federal and white collar defense division that includes some of the most accomplished federal attorneys in the nation. If you are facing any type of forgery, counterfeiting or any other criminal charge or even suspect that you might be under investigation for these charges, call us at any time for a free consultation at (800) 459-2500. Early intervention is critical to obtaining the best result.