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Money Laundering | ARS §13-2317

Money-LaunderingMoney Laundering is one of the most serious White Collar Crimes. Money Laundering typically occurs in three different ways (see below).

Have you been charged with Money Laundering in Arizona? If so, you need an expert Criminal Defense Attorney with a proven track record on your side. A Money Laundering conviction is a felony and may require you to serve time in prison.

*These charges are nothing to take lightly. You need experts on your side fast.

David M. Cantor is a Certified Criminal Defense Specialist and the premier Defense Attorney in Arizona. The Law Offices of David M. Cantor is AV® rated and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section and has a proven track record in defending criminal charges in Arizona.

Do not hire anyone less than the best to defend you with these serious allegations.

First Degree Money Laundering (Class 2 Felony)

If a person knowingly initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages, supervises or is in the business of Money Laundering, then they are guilty in Money Laundering in the First Degree. They are also guilty of Money Laundering in the First Degree if they conduct a Money Laundering operation in the Second Degree, but it is done in the course of, or for the purpose of, facilitating Terrorism or Murder.

First Degree Money Laundering Sentences

First Offense: Up to 12.5 Years Prison
Second Offense: 4.5 Years to 23.25 Years Prison
Third Offense: 10.5 Years to 35 Years Prison

Second Degree Money Laundering (Class 3 Felony)
Money Laundering in the Second Degree involves a violation where a person acquires or maintains an interest in, transacts, transfers, transports, receives or conceals the existence or nature of Racketeering proceeds knowing or having reason to know that they are proceeds of that offense. A person is also committing Money Laundering in the Second Degree if: they make this property available by a transaction to another; they conduct a transaction knowing that the property involved are the proceeds of an offense; the person intentionally or knowingly makes a false statement or a misrepresentation or admits a material entry in any application or financial statement or account records; the person intentionally or knowingly attempts to evade any reporting requirement under the Code of Federal Regulations; a person intentionally or knowingly provides any false information or fails to disclose information that causes any other licensee or business to file a report on their behalf; if the person intentionally or knowingly falsifies or attempts to conceal the identity of any person in connection of the transaction; in connection with the Money Laundering the person utilizes a Forged Instrument; a person is involved in a money transmitting business and knowingly accepts false personal identification; or the person conducts a money transmitting business without the proper licenses under Title 6, Chapter 12.

Second Degree Money Laundering Sentences

First Offense: Up to 8.75 Years Prison
Second Offense: 3.5 Years to 16.25 Years Prison
Third Offense: 7.5 Years to 25 Years Prison

In addition to the above penalties, if a person commits First Degree or Second Degree Money Laundering and the violations involve a total of $100,000 or more in any 12 month period, the person is subject to forfeiture of substitute assets in an amount that is 3 times the amount involved in the pattern of conduct, including conduct that occurred before and after the 12 month period.

Third Degree Money Laundering (Class 6 Felony)
A person is guilty of Money Laundering in the Third Degree if they confer anything of value to the money transmitter or an employee of the transmitter, that is intended to influence or reward that person for failing to comply with the requirements under Title 6, Chapter 12; or the employee of a money transmitting business allows themselves to receive something of value in exchange for failing to comply with any requirement of Title 6, Chapter 12.

Third Degree Money Laundering Sentences

First Offense: Up to 2 Years Prison
Second Offense: 9 Months to 2.75 Years Prison
Third Offense: 2.25 Years to 5.75 Years Prison

The Criminal Trial Lawyers at The Law Offices of David M. Cantor take pride in knowing more about the defense of Money Laundering than prosecutors and police officers. We will be “Beyond Aggressive” in your defense of Money Laundering allegations. Some possible defenses are:

  • Lack of Intent
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Miranda Rights Violation
  • Denial of Right To Counsel

A conviction of Money Laundering has lifelong consequences and your freedom is in jeopardy.

What is Your Freedom Worth To You & Your Family?

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