Collin County Money Laundering Defense Attorney
Lawyer for Those Facing Charges of Financial Crimes in Dallas and Fort Worth
When you have been charged with money laundering, you are likely to be facing serious criminal penalties, including incarceration and expensive fines. The state of Texas and the federal government have taken a harsh stance against financial crimes like money laundering, which makes it all the more important for you to seek guidance from a qualified Plano criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested and charged with such an offense.
At The Crowder Law Firm, P.C., our team has successfully represented many defendants charged with money laundering and other white-collar crimes. We have secured more than 300 not-guilty verdicts and acquittals for our clients, and we have the knowledge, experience, and skills to help you as well.
Understanding Money Laundering Charges
"Money laundering" is the term typically given to the process or attempt to conceal the source or origin of money generated by or intended for use in criminal activity. Money is often "laundered" by moving funds into and out of various accounts, including accounts outside the United States, or by hiding them among the assets of legitimate businesses. The Texas Penal Code, however, extends the definition of money laundering to include any type of participation or contact with the proceeds of criminal activity. This means that you could face money laundering charges for simply possessing money generated by illegal behavior or making any transaction involving such money.
There are many types of criminal behavior that could generate money that is eventually laundered, including:
- Drug crimes, including manufacturing and trafficking of controlled substances;
- Fraud, including embezzlement and online scams;
- Sexual exploitation of a child and the distribution of child pornography; and
- Kidnapping or child trafficking;
- Bribery of a public official; and
- Extortion or blackmail.
The severity of charges associated with money laundering depends on the amount of money involved, but the offense is always, at minimum, a state jail felony. Laundering $300,000 or more is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.
Fort Worth Attorney for Federal Money Laundering Charges
Money laundering is also a crime at the federal level. In fact, if there are reasons to believe that the alleged process involved banks or business in several states or in other countries, federal agencies are likely to become involved in the investigation. If you are being investigated in connection to money laundering activities, it is important to contact The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. right away. Attorney Darlina Crowder has over 20 years of experience, and she will work hard to ensure that your rights are fully protected both before and after any charges are filed. We will do everything we can to help you avoid a conviction and to limit the damage to your future.
Call 214-303-9600 Today
For more information about facing money laundering charges in Texas or federal money laundering charges, contact our office. Call 214-303-9600 for a free, confidential consultation and case review today. Our firm provides trusted guidance and aggressive representation to clients in Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Garland, Frisco, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Grayson County, and the surrounding areas.