Generally, money laundering is pursued as a federal crime, which means government agents will thoroughly investigate the matter, and the prosecution will use their abundance of resources to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty of the offense. Because of this, it's imperative to reach out to a skilled attorney who knows the federal justice system.
At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our white collar attorney has taken on hundreds of cases and has represented individuals in over 20 federal district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. We know the processes and the techniques the government will use to attempt to land a conviction. When you hire us, we will leverage this knowledge to challenge the accusations and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Regardless of whether you're still under investigation for or have been charged with money laundering, acting quickly is important for building your defense. Discuss your case during a consultation by calling us at (617) 227-3700 today!
A broad definition of money laundering is that it occurs when you knowingly have money or property obtained through unlawful activity, and you process it through various transactions to try to conceal its source.
Many money laundering offenses involve:
The federal government has two laws that prohibit conduct related to money laundering: U.S. Code §§ 1956 and 1957.
Under the laundering of monetary instruments law, it's illegal, when you know money has been obtained through unlawful means, to:
A violation of this federal money laundering law could result in a fine of up to $500,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 20 years.
According to 18 U.S. Code § 1957, it is unlawful to engage in or attempt to engage in a monetary transaction that involves unlawfully obtained property valued at more than $10,000. A conviction for this offense carries with it imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine.
If you're being investigated for or have been charged with money laundering, our Boston attorney is ready to help you. Aside from having to prove you committed specific elements of the alleged offense, the prosecutor (as well as investigating agents) must ensure that their conduct did not or does not violate your constitutional rights. If it does, it's possible that evidence obtained in your case could be thrown out, weakening the allegations against you. At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, we have effectively challenged the government in cases involving Fourth Amendment violations, and we are ready to use our knowledge and skills to fight the prosecutor's accusations against you.
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