Alexandria Money Laundering Attorneys
Federal Money Laundering Laws
Whether you are facing serious
federal charges like
racketeering (RICO), or even
wire fraud, it is not uncommon to be charged with other crimes, including money laundering.
This type of federal offense involves acquiring money through criminal
actions and then funneling the funds through a legitimate company to make
the money appear “clean.”
If you are facing money laundering charges in Virginia or Washington D.C., let
Bynum & Jenkins Law defend you against harsh criminal penalties. With 26 years of top-notch
legal experience, our Alexandria money laundering defense attorneys know
what it takes to protect your rights and freedom throughout the legal process.
Contact the firm today at
(703) 537-5522 for a free initial consultation and speak with our legal team.
What is Money Laundering?
In order to convict someone for money laundering in the United States,
the prosecution must show that the defendant concealed money in order
to cover up the source, nature, location, and identity of the illegally
obtained funds. This does not mean putting the money in a safe or another
hidden place. Rather, money laundering involves depositing money in a
bank or business to make it appear come from a legitimate source.
The government must also prove that the money originated from a specific
federal offense, such as those mentioned above. If the funds did not come
from criminal activity, the prosecution cannot obtain a money laundering
What are the Penalties for Money Laundering?
Under federal law (18 U.S.C. §1956), money laundering is punishable
by maximum prison term of 20 years. The greater the amount of money involved in the alleged offense, the longer
the prison sentence and the higher the fines. Because of the seriousness
of the charges you face, it is imperative to hire an experience federal
criminal defense lawyer to fight for the best possible outcome. Do not
wait to let the legal system play out and take proactive action to defend
yourself with the help of Bynum & Jenkins Law.
(703) 537-5522 to learn more about our knowledgeable and skilled legal services.