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Skilled Defense Against Money Laundering Charges

Money laundering is a serious federal offense that involves disguising money obtained through criminal activity as coming from a legitimate source. A conviction can result in heavy fines, asset forfeiture, and lengthy prison sentences. If you have been accused of money laundering, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

At Jay Perez Law, we provide tough, proactive defense representation for clients charged with money laundering and related financial crimes in Columbus and throughout Ohio. Founding attorney Jay Perez is a former police officer with over 25 years of criminal law experience. He has an in-depth understanding of federal money laundering laws and the proven ability to secure positive results in high-stakes cases.

Understanding Money Laundering Charges

Federal law prohibits knowingly conducting a financial transaction with money derived from certain unlawful activities with the intent to conceal the source of the funds or avoid reporting requirements. Money laundering often involves a series of smaller transactions to evade detection, known as “structuring” or “smurfing.”

You can be charged with money laundering even if you did not directly participate in the underlying criminal activity. Merely transferring money on someone else’s behalf can lead to criminal liability if you knew or should have known the funds came from an illegal source. Federal prosecutors are very aggressive in pursuing these cases.

How We Can Help

When you hire Jay Perez Law, we will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and carefully examine all of the prosecution’s evidence. Our legal team will identify weaknesses in the government’s case and explore every potential avenue for dismissal or acquittal. We are skilled at suppressing illegally obtained evidence and attacking the credibility of cooperating witnesses.

As a former police officer, Mr. Perez knows firsthand how law enforcement investigates and builds money laundering cases. He will use that knowledge and experience to your advantage in building the strongest possible defense on your behalf. If necessary, he is fully prepared to take your case to trial and fight for your freedom in court.

Our firm has a strong track record of success in defending clients against serious money laundering and white-collar crime charges. We work tirelessly to protect your rights, reputation and future. To discuss your case with an experienced Columbus money laundering defense lawyer, contact our office 24/7 for a confidential consultation.