A Money Laundering Charge May Not Be The Only Charge
A charge of money laundering is a serious accusation that could change the course of your life. Money laundering occurs when an individual uses financial transactions to conceal, process or transport money involved in criminal activity. Within a 12-month period, anyone accused of laundering as little as $300 up to $20,000 faces a third-degree felony charge. A conviction carries a possibility of up to five years in prison.
As the amount you are accused of laundering goes up, so do the penalties. A person accused of laundering $100,000 or more could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. Since money laundering is committed to cover up other crimes, it is common that these cases may include multiple charges, including drug trafficking, theft, mail and wire fraud and racketeering.
A Skilled Defender For A Complex Case
When you are facing multiple felony charges, you want to make sure you have a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side. Attorney Marco Quesada has over 20 years of experience defending Florida residents from criminal charges. Money laundering may be charged as a federal crime, and Marco can litigate cases in both state and federal court. He understands the seriousness of these charges, and he will aggressively fight to defend you.
While assessing your case, attorney Quesada considers all possible defense strategies and discusses these with you. To prove a money laundering charge, the prosecution must show you had knowledge of the criminal activity or could be reasonably believed to have knowledge. When building their case, the police may have engaged in entrapment or otherwise deceived you. As a former assistant public defender, Marco understands the legal way to gather evidence and can identify when mistakes are made. He can use these mistakes to your advantage.