Weights and Measures Fraud

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

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The cost of fraud can be drastically reduced in the state of California by consumers who are equipped with the vast amount of consumer protection information that is available to them. All counties in California have an Office of Weights and Measures, which has jurisdiction over all commodities that are weighed, measured, or counted, to include goods and gas. These offices are specifically in charge of assuring the truthfulness of weights and measures.

Packages and their labels should allow consumers to gather accurate information as to the quantity of the contents, as well as assist in enabling value comparisons. If claims have been made against you such that you believe that you could benefit from the services of a San Francisco white collar criminal defense attorney, you may want to consider hiring one to assist you with regard to the specific issues of your case.

It is also important to note that there are three basic requirements for the proper labeling and packaging of commodities. First, there should be a "declaration of identity" that is the standard name of the commodity. Secondly, a "declaration of responsibility" should be made that has the name, address, and zip code of the manufacturer or distributor.  And finally, there should be a "declaration of the quantity" of the commodity in a specifically designated area (typically the lower 30% of the main display panel area), and in an appropriate size within that area. If you need the assistance of a San Francisco white collar criminal defense attorney, ccontact Chris Morales today for a free consultation.