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Counterfeit Acc Device Defense - Fort Lauderdale, FL Criminal Defense Lawyers

Counterfeit Acc Device Defense – Fort Lauderdale, FL Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defense Against Unauthorized or Counterfeit Access Device Charges in Broward County

Facing allegations of possessing unauthorized or counterfeit access devices can be a daunting experience, with the potential for serious consequences. At Gonzalez & Waddington, Attorneys at Law, we understand the complexities of Florida’s fraud laws and provide legal representation to safeguard your rights and future.

What is Considered an Unauthorized or Counterfeit Access Device?

In Florida, an access device refers to any card, plate, code, account number, or other means of accessing a person’s financial information. The term “unauthorized or counterfeit” encompasses any device that is forged, expired, or unlawfully obtained with the intent to defraud.

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The Seriousness of Unauthorized or Counterfeit Access Device Charges

These charges are severe and can lead to significant penalties, including hefty fines and imprisonment. The state prosecutes these offenses vigorously, emphasizing the need for a knowledgeable defense attorney.

The Legal Experience of Gonzalez & Waddington in Fraud Defense

Our legal team at Gonzalez & Waddington is experienced in defending clients against a variety of fraud charges, including those involving unauthorized or counterfeit access devices.

Thorough Investigation and Analysis

We start with a thorough investigation of your case, analyzing the evidence, and identifying any procedural errors or potential defenses to build a robust legal strategy.

Proactive Defense Strategies

Our Florida criminal defense attorneys are proactive in developing defense strategies that protect our client’s interests, challenging the prosecution’s evidence, and working to secure a favorable outcome.

Negotiation and Litigation Skills

With exceptional negotiation and litigation skills, we are prepared to handle your case both in and out of the courtroom, always aiming for the best possible resolution.

Understanding the Legal Process

Arrest and Charges

The process begins with an arrest, followed by formal charges. Understanding your rights at this stage is crucial, and having an attorney by your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Pre-Trial Motions

Our Florida criminal defense attorneys are skilled in filing pre-trial motions that can limit the evidence against you or even result in the dismissal of charges.


If your case goes to trial, we provide a vigorous defense, cross-examining witnesses, and presenting evidence to support your innocence.

Potential Consequences and Penalties

The consequences of a conviction for possession of unauthorized or counterfeit access devices can be far-reaching.

Criminal Penalties

Depending on the severity of the offense, penalties can range from probation to significant prison time, with fines that can impact your financial stability.

Impact on Your Future

A conviction can affect your future employment opportunities, educational prospects, and more. It’s vital to have a defense that considers the long-term effects on your life.

Defending Against Charges of Possession of Unauthorized or Counterfeit Access Devices

Gonzalez & Waddington employs various defenses to combat these charges, from challenging the alleged intent to defraud to questioning the validity of the search and seizure that led to the discovery of the devices.

Lack of Intent

One common defense is the lack of intent to commit fraud. We explore every angle to prove that there was no fraudulent intention behind possessing the device.

Illegal Search and Seizure

If law enforcement violated your Fourth Amendment rights, we would argue to suppress the evidence obtained through such illegal means.

FAQs on Unauthorized or Counterfeit Access Device Charges

We provide clear answers to frequently asked questions to help you understand the nature of your charges and the legal process ahead.

How can an attorney help if I’m accused of possessing a counterfeit access device?

A skilled attorney can assess the evidence against you, identify legal defenses, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court to protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome.

What should I do if I’m arrested for this type of fraud?

It’s imperative to exercise your right to remain silent and request an attorney immediately. Anything you say can be used against you, so having legal representation from the start is essential.

Contact Gonzalez & Waddington for Your Defense

If you or someone you know is facing charges for possession of an unauthorized or counterfeit access device in Broward County, contact Gonzalez & Waddington, Attorneys at Law, today. Our experienced fraud defense attorneys are ready to provide the aggressive representation you need. Call us for a confidential consultation and start building your defense now. —
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