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2 New York men facing felony charges for fake IDs, debit cards

Two New York men were arrested on Jan. 18 after allegedly being caught by police with fake bank debit cards and forged driver's licenses. The men are now facing a number of felony charges for these and other accusations. They are currently being held in the Westchester County Jail.

The men were arrested when police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot that Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:45. In addition to the fake debit cards and IDs, the 30-year-old driver was also allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana and a total of four felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The other occupant of the car, a 33-year-old man, is facing two felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

The driver is being held without bail. He apparently has a number of prior arrests in another state, on charges of using counterfeit money. In addition, in 2015 he was reportedly sentenced in another state to 27 months of jail after pleading guilty to first-degree forgery. The other defendant is being held on $15,000 bail; he was released from a New York prison in 2015 after serving 19 months for first-degree attempted robbery.

With their existing criminal records, both men are likely focused on presenting the best criminal defense possible. A criminal defense attorney with experience representing clients facing similar felony charges will fight to protect the client's legal rights and focus on building solid defense strategies. Anyone in New York who finds him or herself accused of a felony would benefit from seeking legal counsel from an attorney who will focus on achieving the best possible outcome given individual circumstances.

Source: lohud.com, "Yorktown cops: Bronx felons caught with fake IDs, debit cards", Matt Spillane, Jan. 19, 2017

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