Counterfeiting in Wisconsin could result in a range of penalties, from Class A misdemeanor to Class G felony. A Class A misdemeanor could result in up to $10,000 in fines and/or 9 months in jail, while a Class G felony could result in $25,000 in fines and/or up to 10 years in prison.
Counterfeiting Money in Wisconsin Penalties & Fines
Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney Gets Felony Counterfeiting Charges DISMISSED.
My client awoke to a police team knocking on his door to search his Milwaukee house. They seized all of his electronics, including all computers, printers, and his cell phone. He was told he was under investigation for counterfeiting U.S. currency and was told to go speak with the district attorney. This is when he contacted our Milwaukee criminal defense law firm.
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When I met with this client, I explained what was going on with the warrant and the seizure of his belongings, and started working on a strategy to handle the situation. After a meeting and a few phone calls with the DA, no criminal charges were brought and my client never spent a single day in jail. I was able to show the DA the problems in the case and about how my guy was caught up in a bad situation and was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time. My client was thrilled about the outcome.
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In Wisconsin, how long does a Counterfeiting charge stay on your record?
Penalties for counterfeiting in Wisconsin could reach a $25,000 fine and/or a 10 year prison term, and short of that, the charges would likely stay on your record for life.