Lackawanna Money Laundering Defense Attorney
At Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law, we understand the serious consequences associated with money laundering. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing the best possible defense for our clients facing money laundering charges.
Our Lackawanna money laundering attorneys have a proven track record of success defending clients against money laundering charges. We understand the serious nature of these charges and are committed to providing aggressive representation for our clients.
Call (570) 676-1553 or fill out our online contact form today to learn how we can help you.
What is Money Laundering?
Money laundering is the act of disguising the proceeds of illegal activity as legitimate funds. This process involves a series of transactions designed to conceal the source, ownership, or destination of the funds.
Money Laundering Penalties in Pennsylvania
Money laundering is a federal crime in the United States, and it is also likely to be prohibited under state laws. In Pennsylvania, as in many other states, the penalties for money laundering can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the offense.
Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956) involves conducting financial transactions with proceeds derived from illegal activities, intending to promote the illegal activity, or with the knowledge that the transactions are designed to conceal the nature, source, or ownership of the funds. Individuals convicted of money laundering can face fines up to $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction (whichever is greater), as well as imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Money Laundering Transaction (18 U.S.C. § 1957) involves knowingly engaging in a monetary transaction involving criminally derived property that exceeds a threshold amount (currently $10,000). Individuals convicted of money laundering transactions can face fines up to the greater of $250,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, as well as imprisonment for up to 10 years.
Our Money Laundering Defense Services in Lackawanna, PA
Our Lackawanna money laundering attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against money laundering charges. We have a thorough understanding of the complex laws and regulations surrounding money laundering and work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy for each of our clients.
Our money laundering defense services include:
- Investigating the source of the alleged illegal funds
- Challenging the legality of the evidence against our clients
- Negotiating plea bargains or reduced charges
- Representing clients in court and at trial
If you or a loved one is facing money laundering charges, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you navigate through this difficult time and fight for your rights and freedom.
Contact us at (570) 676-1553 to schedule a consultation.
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