White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys For Your Money Laundering Case
Money laundering is one of the most common white collar crimes in Florida and elsewhere. In fact, money laundering charges often accompany others, such as drug trafficking, fraud and RICO violations. If you are under investigation or have been charged with complex white collar crimes, do not be surprised if you are also accused of money laundering.
Just because money laundering is a common white collar crime and often tacked on to other charges, don’t assume that it is a minor crime. A money laundering conviction can have very serious consequences, including incarceration, large fines and a damaging criminal record.
To defend yourself and your future vigorously, turn to an experienced, knowledgeable trial attorney at your earliest opportunity. At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, you will have access to two respected, experienced defense lawyers who work together on every case. We are confident that you will benefit from our team approach throughout your case.
Understanding The Charges
A generalized definition of money laundering is a financial transaction or series of transactions meant to convert funds from illegal sources to legitimate-looking resources, which may consist of:
- Cash deposits
- Real estate
- Jewelry and other goods
- Cyber currency
- Other ways of holding and transferring monetary value
Through a three-part process in money laundering, illicit funds are moved as follows. They are:
- Placed into the above-board economy
- Layered through a mixture of legitimate and illegitimate funds and transactions
- Extracted in a legitimate-looking form
After the completion of a “successful” money-laundering scheme, it can be difficult for observers and even investigators to distinguish legal from illegal resources. Well-hidden money laundering often disguises both the sources of illegally-gotten funds and the channels that they move through.
If you have been charged with money laundering, remember that the burden of proof is on the prosecution. For state or federal prosecutors to demonstrate that you are guilty, they will have to document the movement of illicit funds and show that you deliberately hid the purposes of the transactions.
We Will Monitor Investigators And Stand Up To Prosecutors On Your Behalf
Private and publicly orchestrated money laundering investigations often require sophisticated digital forensics and other sophisticated methods of tracing funds. At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., we will go the extra mile to ensure that our defense strategies are as complex as they need to be during an investigation to help us build a strong defense for you.
With a sophisticated defense attorney on your side, you will increase your chances of averting a conviction and serious penalties. Our lawyers are experienced, determined and detail-oriented. To discuss your money laundering case with us, call 954-355-7286 or send an email inquiry.