MIAMI MONEY LAUNDERING DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Money laundering is classified as a white collar crime that involves the disguising of large amounts of money obtained from illegal activity that goes through many monetary transactions to make the money seem that it has come from a genuine source. The charges for laundering are typically combined with additional illegal charges. Some examples of associated illegal activities include:

  • Monetary or medical fraud
  • Money obtained as compensation
  • Extortion or blackmail
  • Trafficking of illegal goods (drugs, smuggled goods)

Laundering is a severe crime with harsh penalties. Combined with other charges, if the defendant is convicted he/she may find himself/herself spending several years in prison.

Money Laundering Penalties in Florida 
Under Florida law, the severity of the charge and penalties for laundering depend on the quantity of money laundered in a given year.

  • If a person is convicted for laundering $300-$20,000 it is a 3rd  degree felony and he/she could face up to 5 years in prison
  • If a person is convicted for laundering $20,000-$100,000 it is a 2nd degree felony and he/she could face up to 15 years in prison
  • If a person is convicted for laundering $100,000 or more it is a 1st degree felony and he/she could face up to 30 years in prison

In addition to any laundering offense, the court may order a civil penalty of $25,000 or the value of the laundered money, whichever amount is larger.

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your money laundering charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.