Los Angeles Money Laundering Attorney
Prosecution of Money Laundering
Money laundering is the intentional concealment of the actual identity, source or destination of monies obtained by way of illegal activity. This involves many complex activities and financial transactions and intentionally leaves a very confusing and hard to follow paper trail. Being charged with money laundering is a serious matter and demands that you have a competent Los Angeles criminal defense attorney fighting on your side. Under the statues of money laundering, it has been made an illegal crime to transfer any money that was derived through criminal activity. As such, money laundering offenses can be associated with acts of drug transactions and organized crimes such as white collar offenses. Crucial to the act of a money laundering incident is the attempt to intentionally disguise the origin of funds, as they resulted from some type of illegal activity.
Due to how involved such operations can be, it can be very difficult to identify an act of money laundering and to prove it in a court of law. Even so, extensive and long-term investigations may be conducted by state or federal law enforcement agencies in order to build a case against a suspect. Once so much time and so many resources have been invested by such agencies, they are not likely to prosecute with any leniency. Rather, a defendant can expect very aggressive prosecution and, if convicted, heavy penalties.
Money Laundering Defense
At Martinian & Associates, we use our knowledge of federal crime law and extensive experience with such cases to do all we can to fight for your rights. In some cases we may even be able to prevent formal charges from being filed. A
conviction for money laundering can result in up to $250,000 in fines as well as substantial prison sentences even for a first offense. It is vital to avoid these possibilities at all costs, and we are here to help you do so in any way possible. We will conduct your defense aggressively and fight for your freedom and future, so do not wait to contact an associate from our office today.