Chicago White Collar Crimes Lawyer
As an experienced, trial-tested criminal defense attorney in Chicago, I have represented many clients accused of white collar crimes. One commonly charged white collar crime is counterfeiting money, a felony offense. If you have been charged with counterfeiting, you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you fight the charges. If convicted, you could face up to 15 years in prison, exorbitant fines, mandatory restitution payments, confiscation of property used to counterfeit, and a permanent stain on your criminal record.
Being charged with a white collar crime like counterfeiting is a very serious offense and it can alter your life forever. My firm, the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, is prepared to serve as your defense counsel.
What Is Counterfeiting?
The practice of creating fake cash is as old as currency itself. In the United States, the U.S. federal government has the exclusive authority to mint new bills or coins, operated by the Department of the Treasury. Trillions of dollars of counterfeit currency circulate in the U.S., which considerably weakens our national economy. However, creating fake cash is not the only form of money counterfeiting. Any fraudulently altered currency is considered counterfeit. In fact, many types of forgery are considered counterfeiting, such as signing your name on a personal check not belonging to you (check fraud).
Secure Legal Counsel from a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Convictions for counterfeiting money are very harshly punished. The importance of a strong defense cannot be overstated. I am prepared to evaluate your case, examine all evidence, and take immediate action to attempt to protect your financial and personal future.