Money Laundering & White Collar Crimes
Austin White Collar Crimes Attorney
Have you have you been accused of money laundering or any related white collar crime? Talking to a Texas money laundering attorney at Sablatura Williams, PLLC. may be exactly what you need to face these charges head on and have the greatest opportunity at a positive case outcome. Our lawyers are recognized federal criminal defense attorneys who have over 20 years of legal experience to dedicate to your case.
What is money laundering?
Money laundering is the act of working to conceal the source of money which was illegally obtained. To do so, a person committing this offense may either conduct a series of complex financial transactions, may create false vendor accounts or may alter or create false invoices or transactions - all to take money which was obtained through unlawful means and work it back into the offender's accounts, where it will appear to have been lawfully obtained and therefore spent.
Money laundering charges may be brought against a defendant in conjunction with other criminal charges, such as embezzlement, drug trafficking or racketeering. The addition of these serious charges can make the penalties a defendant may face all the more grave.
The penalties for money laundering depend on how much money was involved:
- 180 days to 2 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines for laundering between $1,500 and $20,000
- 2 to 10 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines for laundering $20,000 to $100,000
- A similar fine and 2 to 20 years in jail for having laundered between $100,000 and $200,000
- Laundering over $100,000 carries a similar fine and 5 to 99 years in jail.
Contact a Texas Money Laundering Defense Lawyer
The earlier you act and consult an attorney, the greater chance they will have at positively impacting your case. Preventative measures can actually help ensure that charges are not filed at all. Early negotiation with the prosecuting attorney can also serve to lessen the final charges and potential penalties that a defendant faces. In short, DO NOT WAIT TO SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY - when the Feds are investigating, it is incredibly serious.
With our tireless commitment to our clients and our knowledge and resources, we are able to provide the highest quality legal counsel that brings about successful case results, as well as personal attention that brings about peace of mind.
If you have been accused of money laundering, call our firm immediately to get working on your defense.