Dallas Labeling Attorney

You can be arrested for labeling, if you are alleged to be involved in “bootlegging” video or audio recordings.  Items covered under the labeling statute include CD’s, DVD’s, Blu-ray disks, etc.  Additionally, you can not only be charged with labeling if you sell unauthorized recordings, but also if you rent, transport, or cause any such unauthorized recordings to be transported, rented or sold for financial gain.  Likewise, you can be charged with labeling if you possess these unauthorized recordings, with the intent to rent, transport, or sell for financial gain.

Labeling can get you prison time, and can result in unbelievably stiff fines.  The seriousness of any allegation involving labeling depends upon the number of items alleged to be involved, as well as whether or not you’ve previously been convicted under the labeling statute.  If the number of “bootlegged” items is more than 7, but less than 65, you can receive up to a year in the county jail, and a fine of up to $25,000.  Thus, even if you’re alleged to have sold SEVEN bogus DVD’s, you could be subject to this penalty!  Given that the maximum fine for murder is $10,000, the fine structure for those accused of labeling is shockingly harsh.  And if you’re accused of bootlegging 65 or more items, or you’ve been previously convicted of labeling, you could receive up to 5 years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000!

If you’ve been arrested for labeling, you need serious legal representation.  You should call the criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  Each of our attorneys has over 15 years of experience in the practice of criminal defense law.  Free consultation.  Call us today at (214) 494-8990, or contact one of our attorneys directly using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form in the left margin of this web page.  Se habla español.