Chicago Counterfeiting Defense Lawyer
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Counterfeiting is the unlawful reproduction of currency, documents, goods,
or property. Counterfeiting may result in state charges under 720 ILCS
federal charges under 18 U.S.C. § 471.
Under federal law, a person found guilty of counterfeiting faces significant
fines and a sentence of up to twenty years in prison. In 2011, the United
States signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is
a treaty that set international standards for prosecuting counterfeiters
and was ostensibly intended to protect intellectual property rights. This
claim appears dubious, however, because the treaty was developed in secret
without public knowledge, input, or debate, and it punishes arguably innocent conduct.
If you are charged with counterfeiting, speak with a criminal defense attorney
who is familiar with federal investigations, federal charges, and federal
Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed counterfeiting defense attorney in Chicago.