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Counterfeit Charges


Counterfeit currency possession and/or trafficking charges are not the only types of counterfeiting charges which can be brought against a person. Since 1984, when the Trademark Counterfeiting Act was introduced, it has been illegal for a person to knowingly sell goods or services bearing a counterfeit trademark. Counterfeit trademarks are identical, or almost identical, to the actual trademark.

Definitions of Counterfeit Charges

Counterfeit money is currency produced without the legal sanction of the State or government. It’s used to deceive its recipient, and it is a form of fraud or forgery. Counterfeit trafficking activities include selling or distributing counterfeit goods or services. Trademark counterfeiting is when an established trademark is placed on a product or service that is not a legitimate good offered by this trademark. Types of goods include shoes, purses, automobile parts, and electronics. 


Individuals can be charged up to $5 million and or imprisoned for up to 20 years for trademark counterfeiting. Corporations, on the other hand, can be charged up to $15 million. If you have been involved with counterfeiting money, you can spend 20 years in prison and deal with fines of $15,000 or more.

The Team You Need

If you or your loved one is facing counterfeit charges due to counterfeit currency possession or trafficking, or trafficking in counterfeit goods or services, you need the help of Attorney John R. Teakell. When you hire his services, you don’t just hire him. You hire an entire team of experts who will help you to find and compile evidence in your favor, locate witnesses, and provide expert testimony on your behalf. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your attorney will not only be with you in the courtroom, but will be fighting for your freedom outside of the courtroom as well.

Why John R. Teakell Is the Best for Your Case

Mr. Teakell has spent more than 20 years in law, first as a local and state prosecutor, and then as a federal prosecutor. He knows their tactics and methods, and knows what it takes to beat them in court. Mr. Teakell has been practicing criminal law for over 9 years and has a proven track record of success. He has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyer Association, and is one of a handful of Texas Super Lawyers. Forbes’ Magazine recognized him as the White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When you need legal defense, you need Attorney John R. Teakell. He will defend you against counterfeit charges and be right by your side the entire time.

Don’t Wait!

The longer you wait to contact John R. Teakell for your defense, the harder it will be to put that defense together, and the less likely you are to have a favorable outcome in your case. Don’t delay. The federal government will not forget the charges, and this nightmare will not go away on its own. You need help, and the sooner you get that help the better your chances are to secure your freedom. Get in touch with the law offices of John R. Teakell now and get the help you need to clear your name, restore your reputation, and secure your freedom. It’s never too soon to begin preparing a strong defense. Contact us today!

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