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Under federal law, knowingly selling counterfeit goods is a criminal offense. A person COULD receive up to 10 years in jail and fines up to $2,000,000. That said, the actual sentence largely depends on the value of the items bought and sold.
the total value is $2400. what the worst penalty, the seller would receive?
As far as the bad check, you should report it to the police department. Generally, they will send a letter to the person (or the DA will) and give them a chance to make repayment before any criminal action.
With such a low amount of goods sold (less than $3,000) the person would almost certainly receive probation.
That is, of course, if the person was prosecuted at all. In the grand scheme of things, that is a very low amount.
after receiving the counterfeit bag, the buyer gave the seller a bounced cheque, which means the seller did not receive any commercial benefit by passing the counterfeit.
thank you so much for your help. ur answer is quite helpful
True, but the law looks at what was attempted, not what was actually gained.
now i understand. many thanks.
the last question
With such a low amount of goods sold (less than $3,000) the person would almost certainly receive probation. I donot know what "probation" means. could you give me a brief explaination?
Probation is where a person is not sent to jail, but has to live by certain requirements and meet with someone on a regular basis to make sure they are living by those conditions.
It does involve a criminal conviction, though.
I got it.
it's very clear to me. thanks.