Understanding Money Laundering
Money laundering refers to concealing the illegal source of money by making it appear that the money came from a legitimate business source. The International Monetary Fund estimated in 1996 that 2-5% of the global economy involves laundered money. Financial institutions and law enforcement agencies do their best to track down the people responsible for putting this money into circulation. Our legal team will work to protect the rights of the accused and make sure they receive fair and just treatment in the legal system.
Those accused of money laundering in federal court face long periods of incarceration and black marks on their personal and professional lives. Thus, it is important to find a lawyer who is prepared to handle your defense with the goal of pursuing the best outcome possible given the specific facts of your case. If you are being investigated for money laundering related offenses in federal court, you should consider an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to help handle your case. Contact us for a free consultation.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney
Money laundering carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison for each count and fines up to $500,000 or twice the amount of the money laundered. In addition to these penalties, the accused faces penalties for any additional charges that might be related to the money laundering if convicted of other related offenses at trial, such as unlawful drug trafficking, fraud, etc.
For the best possible defense against these charges, contact an experienced and assertive federal criminal defense lawyer. Our attorneys are committed to providing high quality defense at a reasonable cost. We offer you a free initial consultation to discuss the charges against you and all options that might be available to you. While it might feel like life as you know it will never be the same, this is not the end of the road. Call federal criminal defense attorney Terry Eaton at (202) 600-9900.
For a greater explanation of money laundering laws in Washington DC, you can consult the District of Columbia Official Code. Please visit our federal criminal attorney sites for our offices in Maryland and Virginia to schedule a free consultation or for more information.