About the Charges
In Texas, money laundering is often charged in connection with other crimes such as manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Money laundering is a serious criminal charge that can also lead to asset forfeiture. If you are under investigation for money laundering, you will need a lawyer who has the experience necessary to protect your property and your freedom. Avoid speaking about the situation with anyone but your attorney, as the statements you make to investigators may be used as evidence against you.
At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I provide clients with aggressive criminal defense representation in a wide variety of cases. Unlike many defense attorneys, I have a background as a former prosecutor. This invaluable experience frequently makes it possible for me to anticipate the strategies that will be used against my client. Depending on the circumstances of the case, I may be able to either negotiate a favorable plea bargain or exploit weaknesses in the case against you to clear your name.
What is money laundering?
When you conceal, transfer, transport, or process the proceeds of a criminal activity, you can be charged with money laundering. In its most basic form, money laundering is a state jail felony. In its most serious form, money laundering can be charged as a first-degree felony, for which you could be imprisoned for the rest of your life.
My experience in money laundering cases is well documented as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, and a published authority in Texas. As your lawyer, I can help you build a strong defense against these very serious charges. Contact me now for a confidential consultation to review your legal options and allow me to begin working on your case.
Asset Forfeiture Laws
Asset forfeiture is a civil proceeding. Any proceeds of criminal activity are subject to forfeiture in Texas, which means that the government can come in, freeze your assets, and seize your money, real estate, motor vehicles, and other property. If you are involved in an asset forfeiture proceeding, you will need a lawyer for your theft charge in Fort Bend County, Texas who is well-versed in preventing that from happening.