Money Laundering Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorneys at Your Service
Money laundering is defined as the process of disguising the acquisition
and ownership of money derived from criminal activity or controlled substances
through a legitimate source. Since individuals who are under investigation
for money laundering are either facing California State or federal charges,
it’s important to seek legal assistance from an experienced and
Appel & Morse, our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys have an in-depth understanding
of state and federal laws, as well as both sides of the courtroom due
to their experience as
former deputy district attorneys. We have the skills and resources necessary to help you navigate through
the complexities of this type of
white collar crime.
Call us at (805) 467-6060 today and request a
free case evaluation.
Money Laundering Penalties
Penalties for money laundering are based on the number of separate offenses,
the amount of money or property involved in the crime, and an individual’s
prior criminal record. Depending on the significance of the crime, money
laundering can either be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor
for money laundering is punishable by a maximum jail or prison sentence
of one year and a fine of up to $1,000. A felony for money laundering
is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of four years and a fine of
up to $250,000 or twice the amount laundered. If an individual has a prior
conviction for money laundering, the fine can increase to $500,000 or
five times the amount laundered.
Why Choose Us?
over 30 years of combined experience, we have an extensive track record of success defending the rights, reputations
and freedom of our clients. Our Santa Barbara
criminal defense lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the results you desire.
Contact us today and learn how our firm can help you.