Mark J. Sacco PLLC

Facing criminal charges is a frightening experience. Even if you think you've done nothing wrong, trying to talk your way out of a difficult situation with the police can only make things worse. Whether you are accused of drunk driving, fraud or smuggling illegal aliens, talk to a skilled New York criminal defense attorney immediately.

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A common offense that accompanies money laundering charges is known as structuring; it may also be referred to as “smurfing.” When you have been accused of structuring, it essentially means that the government believes that you intentionally made a series of small financial transactions and deposits to avoid a bank’s federal reporting requirements.

Getting Help From a New York Bank Secrecy Lawyer

You could be charged with a financial transaction structuring offense even if you weren’t involved in anything illegal, or the prosecutor might be adding a structuring charge to other felony offenses like business fraud, tax evasion, illegal gambling or drug trafficking. Regardless of whether you knew your deposits were “structured,” the government may still be able to prove that you knew depositing less than $10,000 at a time would avoid a bank reporting requirement. And proof of that could result in up to five years in prison.

Because of this, it is important to speak with an experienced New York financial transaction defense lawyer.

Experienced Financial Crime Defense. Experienced Federal Trial Attorneys

The federal trial lawyers at the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco are experienced in defending against all types of financial crimes like embezzlement, tax fraud, money laundering and financial transaction structuring. As proven by our recent white collar cases successes, we are prepared to protect your interests through negotiations and trial.

To learn more about how we can help you with your money laundering, structuring or other white collar offense, call 518-380-6005 for a free initial consultation or contact us via e-mail.