NYC Money Laundering Attorney
Defending Those Who Have Been Accused Of Money Laundering
At Raiser and Kenniff, we offer experienced legal services to individuals facing money laundering charges. Our money laundering lawyers are committed to providing strategic and comprehensive legal representation for clients entangled in complex financial crime cases. Money laundering charges can have severe consequences. Our relentless dedication makes us stand ready to vigorously defend your rights and interests.
What is Money Laundering?
Money laundering is considered a white-collar crime involving disguising the roots of illegally obtained money, making it appear as if it came from legitimate sources. This process typically involves three stages: placement, layering, and integration. During placement, illicit funds are introduced into the financial system, often by breaking them into smaller amounts to avoid suspicion. In the layering stage, these funds are moved through intricate transactions and accounts, creating confusion and making it difficult to trace the money's origin. Finally, integration legitimizes the "cleaned" money by investing it in legal businesses or assets.
Money laundering is a criminal offense with significant ramifications, as it facilitates criminal activities and undermines the integrity of financial systems and institutions. Common sources of money for laundering include drug trafficking, organized crime, corruption, tax evasion, and fraud.
The penalties for money laundering convictions can be severe and may vary based on the amount of money involved, the level of organization, and the defendant's criminal history. These penalties can include substantial fines, restitution to victims, and, most importantly, imprisonment.
Federal money laundering charges can result in lengthy imprisonment sentences and heftier fines. Additionally, convicted individuals may be subject to asset forfeiture, where the government seizes properties and assets believed to be connected to the illegal proceeds.
Some common defenses against money laundering charges include:
- Lack of Intent: Money laundering charges often require proving that the defendant knowingly encountered in the process to conceal the illicit origin of funds. A strong defense may argue that the accused did not know about the criminal activity or intention to commit money laundering.
- Lack of Evidence: Challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution is crucial. Our skilled attorneys meticulously review financial records, transaction history, and other evidence to identify inconsistencies or flaws that could weaken the prosecution's case.
- Procedural Errors: Law enforcement agencies must adhere to specific protocols and regulations when investigating money laundering cases. Any violations of these procedures could lead to suppressed evidence or the case being dismissed.
- Duress or Coercion: This can be a viable defense if the defendant engaged in money laundering under duress or coercion. Demonstrating that the accused faced threats or imminent harm can help build a compelling case.
Our money laundering attorneys at Raiser and Kenniff possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding money laundering cases. We are determined to safeguard your rights, minimize the potential consequences, and strive for the best possible outcome. Don't face these charges alone—contact our team today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a comprehensive legal defense.
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