Money Laundering Defense Lawyer in Miami
About Money Laundering Charges
The crime of money laundering refers to a scheme used to hide or conceal the identity, source and destination of allegedly illegally obtained money. It is an effort to take illegally obtained money and make it look legitimate. Typically, offshore accounts and shell corporations are used, such as pizza shops, beauty salons and other businesses which do a lot of cash transactions, as cash transactions are almost impossible for law enforcement to trace.
Money Laundering Charges in Miami: Your Defense
The government will have to prove intent to sustain a prosecution of money laundering. Many times, bankers, accountants and others who stand in a fiduciary position for another party could be charged with money laundering, even though they had no knowledge that they were participating in a money laundering scheme. To be convicted, the state must prove that the defendant intentionally tried to prevent illegally obtained money from being traced to where it came from, and that the money in question came from an illegal activity. Without one of these two elements being proven beyond a reasonable doubt, a charge of money laundering will not stand. The penalties associated with money laundering can be harsh, involving huge fines and long jail terms. If you have been charged with money laundering, don't delay in speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney whose focus is on money laundering crimes.
If you have been charged with money laundering in Miami, call the offices of David Seltzer and Seltzer Law PA. We will sit down with you, analyze your case and determine the best defense for you under the circumstances. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to our clients that can help avoid a conviction of money laundering. Many times, the government is overreaching in its attempt to convict individuals of money laundering, unable to prove the charges, and the case is dismissed. Do not hesitate in contacting a qualified Miami money laundering defense attorney if you are facing charges. We maintain the highest degree of confidentiality in all cases we represent. Contact us today.