Money Laundering Charges
Criminal Defense Attorney in the Bronx
New York law considers money laundering a serious offense. Regardless of
the reasons that the money laundering took place, it can incur penalties
which will have an impact on your future. The penalties that you may be
facing depend on the size of the transactions made.
If you're being accused of money laundering, it is important to seek
counsel from an experienced attorney. At The Law Offices of Steven H.
Goldman, we have handled criminal cases for nearly 30 years. We are attentive
to each unique detail of every case and can represent you aggressively
in court. A Bronx criminal defense attorney from our firm will work tirelessly
to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
New York's Money Laundering Laws
Money laundering typically occurs to hide the source of ownership of money
obtained through illicit conduct. In accordance with New York laws, financial
transactions include all deposits, payments, loans, wire transfers, and
currency exchanges. It's important to note that even if a bank or
outside financial group was involved, it is still considered illegal.
New York's penalties for money laundering increase in severity as
the money increases, specifically in amounts of $5,000, $50,000, $100,000,
and $1 million. If the money was a result of drug trafficking, penalties
If charged with money laundering, you could be facing:
- A possible felony conviction
- Imprisonment for up to 25 years
- Fines equaling up to two times the amount that was laundered
What can I use as a defense?
When working with an attorney to fight your money laundering charges, there
are several different defenses you can claim to avoid harsher charges.
These defenses include:
- Unaware of the source or nature of the money
- No intention to carry out the criminal intent
- No intention to hide or disguise the source of the money
- Organized entrapment by the police
Without a tight defense, you could find yourself facing penalties that
affect future jobs, relationships, and living situations. Our firm is
committed to doing all that we can to give you a positive future.
We provide 24/7 availability to all of our clients and possess a comprehensive
understanding of both state and federal systems. By hiring our Bronx criminal
defense attorney, you will get personalized support, attention, and advice
throughout the process. Put your trust in our capable hands!
Get started with your free consultation by
calling our firm today.
We proudly serve clients in the Bronx,
Manhattan as well as Westchester and throughout New York City.