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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Money Laundering

New York Money Laundering Lawyer

White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer in Schenectady

If you are suspected of conducting transactions that hide the source of money gained through criminal activity, federal authorities may charge you with money laundering. Most commonly, this is filed as an additional charge in a prosecution arising primarily from alleged drug trafficking or some type of business fraud. If you are facing money laundering, financial transaction structuring or other federal felony charges in New York, contact a New York money laundering lawyer for experienced counsel and representation.

An Extremely Serious Charge, Often Accompanied by Several Others

Your federal indictment may cite a wide range of charges and counts to strengthen the chance of obtaining a conviction on at least one — and to apply additional pressure on you to plead guilty. Even on its own, however, money laundering is a serious federal felony with a maximum sentence including fines up to $500,000 and 20 years in prison.

At the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco, PLLC, we have taken federal cases to trial — and won. Our experience extends from obtaining acquittals in murder trials to positive outcomes in complex conspiracy and enterprise corruption cases. We are well equipped to handle your defense in a major drug or white collar crime case, whether negotiation for reduced consequences is the best path or taking your case all the way to jury trial is the only way to protect your interests.

An Experienced Lawyer for Business People Facing Indictment

Once applied almost exclusively in organized crime investigations, money laundering charges are now also commonly filed in cases of alleged fraudulent business accounting. In today’s “anti-terror” era, the U.S. Treasury Department and other agencies have advanced their methods of tracking and investigating suspicious financial transactions. This leads to a growing threat of prosecution for business people and professionals throughout the United States.

Combating these charges can require thorough investigative skills and extensive legal knowledge on the part of your defense attorney. The earlier you contact us to help defend you, the better chance we have of getting your money laundering charge dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge, like structuring. Whether you have been indicted or contacted in relation to an investigation into money laundering, we encourage you to contact our firm today — online or by calling 518-631-4046.