Money laundering is a white-collar crime that Houston-area prosecutors level with tremendous frequency. Houstonians who are accused of this offense should call a local criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Money laundering involves concealing the origins of monetary funds that were obtained illegally. Individuals who launder money typically do so in the following ways:
- Falsifying business transaction records to hide the true source of individual payments
- Including laundered funds in profit calculations to make it seem as if the money was collected by legitimate means
- Operating international invoice scams, in which overseas “customers” help transfer illicit funds to banks in foreign tax havens
A person who is accused of money laundering should not fight his charges alone. A money laundering attorney may be able to help him avoid criminal penalties.
Mario Madrid is an advocate for defendants’ rights. Call him at 713-877-9400.
The Penalties for Money Laundering
In Texas, money laundering is treated as a serious crime that may be prosecuted under both state and federal statutes. The potential fines and prison sentences that are associated with money laundering convictions tend to increase in proportion to the amount of money that is involved. An individual who is found guilty of money laundering under federal law may incur up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $500,000. Under Texas law, perpetrators who launder more than $200,000 automatically incur first-degree felony charges. Furthermore, a defendant’s business partners may also be accused of money laundering.
Charged With a Felony, Misdemeanor, or Federal Crime?
Contact Houston Criminal Justice Lawyer Mario Madrid
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Mario Madrid is a Money Laundering Attorney in Houston
Over the years, attorney Mario Madrid has successfully turned his law firm into a thriving criminal defense practice. Recognized as one of Texas’ top advocates of felony defendants, Mr. Madrid is certified to practice criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In addition, he has earned the respect and admiration of Houston’s legal community by serving as an associate judge with the city’s municipal court.
Mario Madrid is a Houston, TX criminal defense attorney who understands the intricacies of federal law. When you hire Mr. Madrid and his associates to represent you, they will do their best to provide you with the defense you deserve.
Contact Madrid Law today at 713-877-9400 and learn about your legal options.