When you or a loved one is arrested for Money Laundering in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda you need a Financial Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor . Money Laundering is a serious felony charge and the actual level of severity becomes greater as the dollar amount of the money allegedly laundered increases. When you are arrested for Money Laundering the Prosecutor’s Office will likely assign a Prosecutor to your case who specialized in Financial Crimes such as Money Laundering. This means that the attorney seeking to convict you of Money Laundering spends 100% of their professional time working on Financial Crimes cases. As such it is important that you hire an attorney who knows how to defend Financial Crimes cases such as Money Laundering. The Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor have experience defending people in Southwest Florida who have been a rrested for Financial Crimes and they will use that experience and knowledge for your benefit.
Money Laundering is the criminal act of taking money that one knows to be gained through some illegal activity and conducting or attempting to conduct a financial transaction with that money for the purpose of promoting the carrying on of that illegal activity OR to conceal or disguise the nature, source, location, ownership or control of the proceeds of the illegal activity OR to avoid a transaction reporting requirement. If the amount of money involved in any 12 month period is more than $300 but less than $20,000 the crime will be charged as a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. If the amount of money involved in any 12 month period totals or exceeds $20,000 but is less than $100,000 the crime will be charged as a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. If the amount of money involved totals or exceeds $100,000 the crime will be charged as a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty years in prison. There are also incredibly steep fines statutorily associated with convictions for Money Laundering.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Money Laundering cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.