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Komie and Associates

Chicago Money Laundering Defense Attorney

DuPage County Money Laundering Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer Assisting Clients Charged With Money Laundering in Illinois and Throughout the U.S.

If you have been charged with money laundering, this means that law enforcement officials believe that you have attempted to conceal the origins of money that was illegally obtained. Money laundering is a federal crime, and while it is often associated with drug charges, it may also be a factor in cases involving corporate fraud, computer crimes, white collar crimes, and illegal gambling.

When federal prosecutors pursue a money laundering charge, they work closely with federal law enforcement agencies and use all of the laws at their disposal, including the Money Laundering Control Act, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, and the Bank Secrecy Act. In recent years, the Patriot Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act have even allowed prosecutors to connect money laundering to terrorism, giving them carte blanche to zealously pursue convictions.

When you are facing money laundering charges, they often come alongside a number of other criminal charges, and your property may be subject to asset forfeiture. In these cases, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can protect your rights and vigorously defend you in court.

Defenses Against Money Laundering Charges

Attorney Stephen M. Komie has over 40 years of experience defending clients in criminal cases, and he understands the approach that federal prosecutors will take when pursuing a conviction for money laundering and any related criminal charges. The attorneys of Komie and Associates will thoroughly investigate your case, and we will use every appropriate defense, such as:

  • Insufficient evidence - A prosecutor has the burden of proof to show that a defendant intended to illegally disguise the origin of allegedly laundered money and that the money was illegally obtained from a specific criminal activity. If the evidence does not meet this burden of proof, it may be possible to have the case dismissed.
  • Lack of intent - If a prosecutor cannot prove that a defendant was aware that the allegedly laundered money was obtained illegally or that the defendant intended to commit a crime, the case may be dismissed due to the absence of intent.
  • Coercion or duress - If a defendant can offer proof that they believed their life would be in danger if they did not participate in the money laundering crimes for which they are being charged, they may be able to have the charges dropped or reduced.

A Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney On Your Side

If you have been charged with money laundering, you should contact the offices of Komie and Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your situation, follow the paper trail, examine the evidence, and prepare the best possible defense. Contact an Illinois criminal defense lawyer today at 312-263-2800 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington, and throughout Illinois and the United States.

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