If you are facing allegations of counterfeit fraud, you need to instruct a solicitor at the earliest possible stage of any investigation.
Counterfeiting items, particularly the counterfeiting of money, is considered a serious offence and the repercussions of a conviction can be devastating. The Fraud Solicitors at Wilford Smith can offer expert legal guidance at this time, providing you with advice that is clear, straight-forward and free of jargon to give you peace of mind and to keep you fully informed as investigations progress.
Counterfeiting involves the creating of fake replicas of legitimated items in the pursuit of financial gains and, while the counterfeiting of money is particularly common in relation to this type of fraud, those involved in this practice may also be involved in the counterfeiting of other goods such as designer clothing, accessories and electrical goods. The counterfeiting of money is covered by the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, with a conviction under section 14 of the Act potentially leading to imprisonment. Similarly, a conviction for counterfeiting electronic goods, such as DVDs, under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 can also result in a custodial sentence. The Fraud Defence Lawyers at Wilford Smith can provide expert legal advice from the earliest stages of an investigation through to trial, and can lodge an appeal on your behalf if necessary.
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