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Forgery & Counterfeiting

There are numerous laws in the state of Florida that pertain to forgery and counterfeiting. For most of these offenses, it is very important that the defendant seeks the advice of a qualified Florida criminal defense attorney, since the penalties for a conviction can be quite severe. Charges of forgery and counterfeiting are some of the less common reasons for arrest in Florida, which is another reason to contact a Florida criminal defense lawyer with proven experience.

 

Florida Forgery Laws

Some examples of criminal offenses that a person can be arrested for pertaining to forgery in the state of Florida include:

  • Uttering forged instruments
  • Forging or counterfeiting private labels
  • Forging or counterfeiting prescription blanks
  • Check forgery
  • Fictitious signature of an officer of a corporation
  • Bringing into the state forged bank bills, drafts, or promissory notes
  • Forging bank documents, bills, or promissory notes
  • Creating instruments to forge legal tender
  • Possession of instruments for forging legal tender; and
  • Forging a doctor's certificate of examination

 

Both the laws and the language concerning these laws can become quite confusing for people arrested for forgery offenses. Criminal defense attorneys can help the defendant better understand the law, as well as how it pertains to them. Forgery is a third degree felony in the state of Florida, and carries with it significant jail time, as well as hefty fines and fees. The severity of the sentencing depends a great deal on the evidence presented and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

 

Florida Counterfeiting Laws

Forgery and counterfeiting are both closely related, when it comes to the law. Both of these types of offenses are regarded as third degree felonies. The exception to this is when someone is arrested for presenting counterfeit bills in exchange for less than $1,000 in merchandise. If it is the defendant's first offense, it is regarded as a first degree misdemeanor.

 

Examples of counterfeiting under Florida law include:

  • Counterfeiting private labels; possession of reproduction materials
  • Vending goods or services with counterfeit trademarks or service marks
  • Fraudulently connecting parts of a genuine instrument
  • Counterfeiting coin; having 10 or more such coins in possession with intention to utter
  • Making or having instruments for counterfeiting coin
  • Making or possessing instruments for forging bills
  • Damaging bank bills
  • Impeding circulation
  • Issuing shop bills similar to bank notes
  • Bringing private bills similar to bank bills into the state
  • Circulating any substitute for regular currency
  • Counterfeiting a payment instrument
  • Fraud in obtaining medicinal drugs
  • Making or having instruments and material for counterfeiting driver's licenses or identification cards
  • Sale, manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent of a counterfeit controlled substance

 

If you or a loved one has been arrested in the state of Florida for forgery or counterfeiting, call the law offices of T. Andrew Marks to discuss the case over the phone or schedule a free consultation. T. Andrew Marks is an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney that helps clients in the Pensacola area. He also handles cases in Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Navarre, and all of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.