Wire fraud and money laundering are federal charges that are sometimes used to charge terrorists and members of criminal organizations who would otherwise be difficult to convict. These are often high-profile cases, with the government employing extensive resources to ensure success. If you are facing these types of federal charges, it is important to consult a knowledgeable and experienced federal trial lawyer to learn about your options and protect your rights.
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
Attorney David T. Schlendorf appears in federal court to defend clients facing money laundering and wire fraud charges. A former prosecutor who now operates his own criminal defense practice, he has been a criminal attorney since 1997. In addition, he is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney, an honor awarded to only 2 percent of New Jersey lawyers. He has the knowledge and experience to mount an aggressive defense against serious federal charges such as these.
Money laundering charges are prosecutorial favorites because they are relatively easy to prove. Some people mistakenly believe that money laundering means somehow changing the character of the money. This is not the case; all the prosecution needs to prove is that the defendant handled, transferred, received or deposited the illegally obtained money. Money laundering charges can be brought in conjunction with other criminal charges such as:
- Drug crimes
- White collar crimes such as bank fraud, embezzlement or tax evasion
- Racketeering activities
Similarly, wire fraud charges are often part of a larger criminal prosecution effort associated with offenses such as:
- Securities and investment fraud
- Identity theft schemes
- Ponzi schemes
Federal prosecutors bring wire fraud charges in association with these and many other offenses. If they can prove that you used the Internet, e-mail, television, fax or telephone to conduct the illegal activity, you could be convicted of wire fraud in addition to the underlying charges.
New Jersey Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Lawyer
Mr. Schlendorf is a vigorous advocate for individuals facing serious federal charges, and he is determined to protect his clients' rights and preserve their liberty. If you are facing wire fraud or money laundering charges, he will fight for you. These are serious charges that can lead to significant federal prison time. Having a former prosecutor on your side can make a difference.
If you were charged with or are being investigated for money laundering or wire fraud, call or e-mail The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf In Toms River, New Jersey. The sooner you call, the sooner he can start building a strong defense against the charges. The firm serves clients facing federal charges across the United States and throughout New Jersey, including communities such as Asbury Park, Long Branch, Old Bridge, Hamilton, Manalapan and Middletown.