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Counterfeit Tax Stamps

Crimes Involving Counterfeit Tax Stamps

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In the state of New York, a tax stamp is used to collect taxes on specific items such as alcoholic drinks, medication, drugs, tobacco, cigarettes, playing cards and firearm registration, just to name a few. Due to the fact that these stamps are government issued, creating a falsified tax stamp is considered a serious offense to New York City law.

The cases regarding counterfeit tax stamps are generally held in federal court, and bear very serious consequences. Currently, NYC has seen many instances of counterfeit cigarettes with counterfeit tax stamps on them for the alleged buyers to avoid paying high taxes. The charges revolving around counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps can result in accusations of conspiracy and federal charges.

Your Legal Rights in New York City

Due to the fact that the trial will likely take place in a federal court, the federal prosecutors are even more intimately familiar with the white collar crimes, counterfeit tax stamps, and criminal law surrounding those issues than prosecutors in local and state courts. These prosecutors will do everything in their power to ensure a maximum penalty conviction, which is why it is absolutely imperative to consult an educated and aggressive New York City criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser as soon as possible.

At our firm, the legal team works day in and day out to provide compelling arguments and have built a reputation in the legal community for our defensive tactics in the court room, whether that is in federal or state court. We are prepared to tackle even the most daunting case scenarios with an aggressive defense, so do not hesitate to secure the help you will need today! Contact a criminal defense attorney at our firm today by calling our office or submitting a free case evaluation form online. We represent clients throughout New York City, including Scarsdale, Westchester, Bronx, and Manhattan.

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