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Houston Money Laundering Attorneys

When a person commits a crime that involves the collection of unlawfully attained money, the individual may attempt to run that money through several different channels to lower his or her criminal profile. Known as money laundering, this process can distance the perpetrator from the original criminal activity, making it difficult for law enforcement officials to track the money.

Money laundering can come with a range of serious legal repercussions. If you have been charged with money laundering, it is important to defend your rights to avoid these harsh consequences. For more information regarding your legal rights and options as a defendant, contact the experienced Houston money laundering attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 today.

Federal Money Laundering Charges

A person can face addition criminal charges if they attempt to launder money because of the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986. According to this law, it a federal crime to attempt to disguise a source of illegal money. Additionally, the law prohibits spending more than $10,000 of illegally obtained money even if you are not trying to “launder” the money and disguise its source. The following penalties may be enforced if a person is convicted of money laundering:

  • Prison sentences
  • Heavy fines
  • House arrest
  • Probation
  • Professional limitations

In many cases, money laundering charges are attached to other criminal allegations, such as drug trafficking.

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If you have been charged with money laundering, you may be facing serious criminal penalties if the prosecution secures a conviction. In order to protect yourself from these consequences, finding a strong and determined legal defense should be a priority. To learn more about how we can help you, contact the Houston money laundering lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today by calling 713-222-0400.