Defenses for Money Laundering

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What Is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is a white collar crime. It involves engaging in financial transactions in an attempt to hide the nature of the money being laundered or the original source that the money came from. Often, money laundering is tied with other criminal activities, such as racketeering or embezzlement.

Possible Defenses against an Accusation of Money Laundering?

Since money laundering is a specific intent crime, all defenses available for specific intent crimes can be used. Common defenses include: 

Will Any of These Defenses Work?

The best way to determine the probability of success of a defense is to consult a criminal defense lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to analyze your situation and determine the best defenses to pursue.

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Last Modified: 05-05-2015 11:19 AM PDT

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