Los Angeles Money Laundering Lawyer
Accused of money laundering in Los Angeles?
If you or someone you know is facing a money laundering investigation or
charges, you need Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein
on your side, fighting to protect your rights and helping you avoid a
criminal conviction. The right attorney may even be able to help you avoid
having formal charges filed, if they get involved early enough in the process.
What Is Money Laundering?
Money laundering is a
white collar crime of taking money which was obtained through illegal activity (such as through
drug crimes or trafficking, or other illegal trades) and through a series of financial
transactions a person seeks to conceal the source, identity or destination
of the money. Money laundering is a complex series of financial transactions
and an often time-consuming process which leaves a lengthy and difficult
Los Angeles Criminal Defense
Attorney Robert M. Bernstein is licensed to practice law in both State and Federal Court. His experience
as a former prosecuting attorney enables him to understand what the prosecution
is up against in a case and what their weaknesses are - all in order to
help reach a successful outcome for his client. It takes knowledge, experience
and skill to be successful in defending money laundering charges. Attorney
Robert M. Bernstein has these qualities in abundance and uses them to
his clients' benefit every day in defending them against criminal
charges such as money laundering.
Los Angeles Money Laundering Defense Lawyer
Although money laundering is a difficult crime to prove, given the complex
transactions involved and the length an organization or individual will
go to in order to hide the illegal activities, both State and Federal
law enforcement agencies may conduct extensive, long-term investigations
in order to build enough evidence to make a case. Even if you are innocent
of the charges, making a false statement to a Federal Investigator during
the investigation is a separate crime in and of itself.
Only with an experienced Los Angeles Money Laundering Defense Attorney
as your defense counsel, will one be able to hopefully avoid a criminal
conviction and the many serious collateral consequences. The penalties
for a conviction on money laundering charges include heavy fines (up to
$250,000 for a first offense) as well as substantial prison sentences.