Phoenix Lawyer Defending Maricopa County Residents Accused Of Money Laundering

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Both the Federal Government and Arizona treat money laundering as one of the most serious white collar crimes that a person can be charged with. Those engaging in such activity are often seen as criminals who take their activity to the “next level.” As a result, state and federal prosecutors pursue such matters with increased vigour. One charged with this offense needs an attorney who will provide aggressive representation. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix defense lawyer who treats white collar cases with the level of attention they require. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Phoenix defense attorney representing those charged with money laundering in all degrees

Money laundering refers to a process in which a person, business, or group of people fail to report all proceeds that a business or activity has earned. Some “cook the books” to avoid paying taxes and some to hide money for an illegal venture. The bottom line is that, in our state courts, money laundering may be charged anywhere from a class six to a class two felony. This is in addition to potential federal criminal charges. Such matters typically begin by the prosecution acquiring an Indictment. After the arraignment, in more complex cases, it is crucial for the defense to designate a forensic accountant as an expert. The purpose of this expert will be to  rebut the accusations at trial. It is crucial that the accused hire an attorney who is able to handle complex matters.

Bretton will aggressively defend the rights of the accused when there are accusations of money laundering. Once retained, Bretton will immediately begin performing multiple tasks. First, he will meet with and retain the necessary experts so that the prosecution’s claims are adequately addressed. Second, he will file the necessary motions to exclude any evidence which was acquired as the result of an unlawful search and seizure. Such evidence will include financial records, banking information, computer data, information obtained from a smartphone, as well as communications. He will ensure that you are prepared for trial and know what to expect from the process. Bretton understands that you are facing a serious situation and that is why he takes white collar cases seriously. Call today to speak with a lawyer. In addition to Phoenix, our attorney represents defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.

Phoenix lawyer providing effective communication and accessibility

It is important, when building a defense, for the attorney and client to trust one another and work together. Bretton knows that he has a responsibility to his clients to be honest, to give a straightforward assessment of their case, and to be available when they have questions. By building this trust, he is able to work with his clients to better understand what happened and formulate a defense that is in their best interest. If you have been accused of money laundering you need an attorney who will look out for your freedom and future. Call the Barber Law Group today and schedule a consultation.