Farmington Hills Money Laundering Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout Oakland County, MI
Money laundering is a white collar crime wherein the offender attempts to hide the true source of money. For example, if money was obtained through drug trafficking, prostitution, embezzlement, or another white collar crime, the offender cannot spend the money without the risk of the money being tracked. They also cannot deposit the money into a bank as financial institutions are required to report unusually large sums of money coming into their hands.
It is estimated that billions of dollars are laundered every year, and the U.S. government is determined to stop it; this results in aggressive prosecution and harsh penalization. If you’ve been charged with money laundering, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side. I, Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, represent clients throughout Farmington Hills who face money laundering charges. For nearly two decades, I have helped clients get their charges reduced, get their cases dismissed, or get acquittals at trial. I have the knowledge, experience, and skill to get you through this.
Penalties for Money Laundering in Michigan
The penalties will vary depending on the number of offenses and specific circumstances of the case. Property that was purchased with laundered money is subject to seizure and forfeiture. If you face money laundering charges, contact me today to discuss the different options available to you.
Penalties for money laundering in Michigan include the following:
- First-Degree Money Laundering: Punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000 or twice the value of the proceeds or substituted proceeds, whichever is greater.
- Second-Degree Money Laundering: Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $100,000 or twice the value of the proceedings, whichever greater.
- Third-Degree Money Laundering: Punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $50,000 or twice the value of the proceedings, whichever greater.
- Fourth-Degree Money Laundering: Punishable by up to 2 years in jail and/or fine of either $10,000 or twice the value of the proceedings, whichever greater.
Get the Defense You Need Against Charges of Money Laundering in Michigan
If you are under suspicion of money laundering, you’ll need a seasoned litigator. You could be under investigation by the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Drug Enforcement Administration. You are up against agencies with a lot of resources and manpower. To have a chance of a successful resolution, you need a strong attorney on your side.
I am dedicated to helping clients facing money laundering charges by developing a strong case and helping them get the best possible outcome. I care about the well-being of my clients, often poring over case strategy around the clock. If you need legal assistance, contact my firm today to discuss the different legal options available to you in a free consultation. Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law represents clients throughout Bloomfield, Troy, Southfield, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Royal Oak, and Novi.
Contact me for a free consultation at (248) 599-0054! I am available 24/7.