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Orlando Money Laundering Attorneys

Money laundering is a white collar or "financial" crime that involves funneling money gained through drug sales, prostitution or other illegal means in order to make the financial gain "clean." If convicted, the penalties can be extremely harsh and the punishment life-changing. A criminal offense charged at the federal level, prosecutors will spare no expense when it comes to investigating and vigorously prosecuting those accused of this serious crime. When you need an Orlando money laundering lawyer who will provide outstanding legal guidance and work aggressively to build a solid defense strategy, count on the criminal defense attorneys at Adams & Luka.

What is Money Laundering in Florida?

This crime can be committed no matter how money is acquired if it is gained through illegal means. Whether through tax fraud, gambling or other unlawful activity, Florida 2015 Statute Chapter 896 considers money laundering as "Knowing that the property involved in a financial transaction represents the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity." Basically, when the origin of money that is obtained in an unlawful manner is concealed by transferring that money to a legitimate business or foreign bank, money laundering occurs. It is often a complex and layered process in which what would be considered "dirty" or illegally obtained money is made to appear clean.

Money Laundering - Penalties

The penalties for those found guilty of this offense vary depending on certain factors such as criminal record and amount of money involved. Money laundering may be charged as a first-, second-, or third-degree felony in most cases; an individual may also face not only criminal penalties but civil as well. In Florida that maximum punishment for a first-degree felony money laundering charge is 30 years in prison. Someone convicted of third-degree charges which involves laundering funds of more than $300 but less than $20,000 over a one year (12 month) period will face a prison terms of up to five years and/or probation. In all cases offenders will face thousands of dollars in fines.

Contact Adams & Luka White-collar Defense Attorneys

As you can see from the above money laundering is a very serious accusation. However, every individual has legal rights that must be protected, and you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. When you need a money laundering attorney in Orlando who is skilled, capable, and dedicated to exploring all legal options and securing the best possible result, count on Adams & Luka. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink