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Money Laundering Attorney in Dallas, TX

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When money obtained from an illegal source – such as drug trafficking or any criminal activity – is concealed or disguised to make it appear like it is from a legitimate source, this crime is known as “money laundering.” Criminal enterprises commonly use “front” businesses to not only seem lawful, but to also create a new “paper trail,” so the funds collected from criminal activity can be used for general purchases. While money laundering can be charged as a state crime, it is also considered a federal crime if the offense involves interstate commerce or the revenue involves multiple states or countries.

If you have been accused of federal money laundering in Dallas or within the surrounding areas, look no further than Attorney Peter Barrett. With more than 25 years of experience, our legal team has handled well over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts throughout Texas. We are ready to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

Contact us today at (214) 307-8667 for a confidential consultation to discuss your case.

Federal Money Laundering Laws & Penalties

To prove federal money laundering charges, the prosecution must show that the defendant concealed money in order to disguise or hide the source, ownership, location, nature, or control of the funds by converting it through a legal source and making false representations about the criminal proceeds. Additionally, the profits must be derived from some criminal activity prior to being laundered.

Common crimes involving money laundering include:

Federal money laundering is punishable by imprisonment in a federal institution for up to 20 years. Another violation carries a maximum prison term of 10 years, since the length of the sentence depends on the amount of the funds laundered through a business.

Keep in mind, rarely is a person charged with only a money laundering offense. They are often accused of other offenses, such as any of the crimes mentioned above.

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We can investigate the charges against you, gather and analyze evidence, and develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Do not hesitate to let our legal team defend you inside and outside the courtroom.

Call (214) 307-8667 to get more than two decades of trial-tested experience on your side!

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What Sets Peter Barrett Apart?

  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Firm

    Our team exclusively handles criminal defense matters and we will handle every aspect of your case in-house. 

  • Tailored Representation

    You work directly with our attorney who personalizes each case based on a client’s individual needs.

  • Legal Guidance for Trials

    Often our cases do not result in a trial. However, if trial is in the best interest of our client, Attorney Barrett has handled over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.

  • The Resources to Defend You

    Should your case have to go to trial, our firm can associate a team forensic accountants, investigators, and other experts to ensure we're providing you with the most thorough representation.

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