Someone who is accused of money laundering in Pennsylvania may not be sure of what legal options they have. Oftentimes, charges of money laundering come about along with charges for other offenses, such as tax evasion or drug charges. However, even if someone is not convicted for those other offenses, the related money laundering charge could still result in a conviction.
In other cases, someone accused of money laundering could have their assets seized, sometimes even those obtained through legitimate means. In a case like this, an individual could fight to have that property returned if they can prove that it was obtained legally.
With experience in corporate fraud, federal drug charges and money laundering, our firm will attempt to help clients by collecting useful evidence and presenting it as part of a defense strategy. Along with the help of an expert team including tax specialists, private investigators and forensic accountants, our lawyer, a former federal agent and prosecutor, could help a client in avoiding conviction.
Our law firm understands the impact that a conviction can have on your life, and we can work hard to help you form a strong defense in order to avoid facing penalties. Negotiation for reduced sentencing or reduced charges is also a possibility, and a plea bargain could allow a client to plead guilty to some charges while others are dropped entirely. For more information on our law firm and how we might be able to defend your rights, please view our page on dismissal of charges.
Source: Penn Law LLC, "Pittsburgh White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer", November 13, 2014