South Florida Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Joffe focuses on criminal defense of persons accused of white collar crimes, including counterfeiting. David J. Joffe has personally handled over 500 Federal cases. Call today for a confidential consultation.
Counterfeiting is a specific form of forgery, typically, the creation of
forged versions of money, bonds, or other valuable instruments and obligations.
Beyond simply the possession of the forged document (or means to create it), to
be guilty of counterfeiting, a person must intend to deceive or defraud.
There are many different specific crimes that fall into the category of counterfeiting. It is a Class B felony, for example, to even possess paper that closely resembles that used by the Treasury to print money. Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 25, covers the specific regulations regarding crimes as diverse as forging military discharges (§498) and changing the VIN on your car (§512).
The U.S. Secret Service has direct jurisdiction for investigating and enforcing cases of counterfeiting United States obligations and securities. The agency’s Financial Crimes Division also investigates the forgery of government bonds and checks, as well as other forms of bank fraud.
Often, individuals are accused of counterfeiting when they had no idea that the currency or other instrument in their possession was forged. If this happens to you, you might face multiple charges, including conspiracy. A competent, experienced attorney can limit the charges, mitigate the sentence, and provide the best opportunity to perhaps have charges dropped altogether.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
Joffe Law, PA
Miami Criminal Attorney
Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Woman in Sebring, FL facing 20 years sentence on first degree felony, theft over $100,000 for her alleged complicity in diverting over $1,000,000 in assets from medical office. Mr. Joffe convinced prosecutor to use client as cooperating witness and and not charge her with offense that exposed her to 20 years state prison.
Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine