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Money Laundering

Money Laundering in New York City

What constitutes money laundering?

Money laundering, as described in New York Penal Code Article 470, is a white collar crime that constitutes the unlawful disguising of money to make it appear as if it came from a legal source. Often, people launder money because it would connect them to criminal activities and they would be indicted if authorities knew where its origins. In 2001, almost 900 people were convicted by the US government for money laundering. Some attribute this to the rise of globalism, as the bank secrecy laws of some countries make it very difficult to discern from where money has come.

The consequences for money laundering can be very stiff, depending on the amount, incurring a Class B felony sentence with up to 25 years in prison for the most serious charges. A New York City white collar criminal attorney from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser can help you face your charges to get them reduced or dropped. Our legal team has almost than half a century of combined experience in various money laundering cases, so there aren't any cases too difficult for us to handle.

Can my laundering charges be dismissed?

Though it is tough to get money laundering charges dropped, there are some ways that lawyers typically defend against it. They can prove that:

  • You didn't intend to support or carry out wrongful action.
  • You did know the source or nature of the money.
  • You didn't intend to hide or disguise the source of the money or anything else that was gained by criminal conduct.
  • The police tried to entrap you.

Though these strategies are a jumping off point for lawyers, they are by no means comprehensive. After meeting with a NYC money laundering lawyer from our firm, they will be better able to determine how you can be best served in your specific situation. Our legal team will ensure that you get the personalized attention you need for your case.

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In addition to money laundering charges, our law firm defends a variety of white collar crime offenses, including fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, racketeering, mortgage fraud and more. It is important to get legal help as soon as possible when facing white collar crime charges such as money laundering; a federal agency may be investigating the charges against you.

We can help protect your rights and defend your case if you come to us as soon as possible. The more time you give your attorney to collect evidence for your case, the better chance you may have of finding a favorable outcome in your criminal case. Make sure your rights are protected by contacting a criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser immediately following an arrest! We'll handle your case no matter where you are located in New York City, including Scarsdale, Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan or a nearby area.

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