If a friend of mine was caught printing counterfeit money but he didn’t use the money, does he need to get a lawyer?

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If a friend of mine was caught printing counterfeit money but he didn’t use the money, does he need to get a lawyer?

A friend of mine was questioned by the secret service for printing counterfeit money.

Asked on May 8, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Your friend may want to seek the counsel of a criminal attorney as it is a federal offense to knowingly produce, possess or distribute counterfeit currency. Usually secret service will investigate to determine the scope of the counterfeit operation, and any additional information the U.S. Attorney may need to issue an indictment. 


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