Being accused of money laundering can be a confusing time. Money laundering investigations can often be complex, long and hard to understand. However, the principle is always the same. It is the process where money obtained from crimes such as selling drugs is cleaned, or in other words laundered, so it can be moved and used.
The prosecution has to prove that the money in question has been earned as a direct result of criminal activity. The prosecution however do not even have to prove that you did anything with it. Mere possession is enough. Although, some money laundering offences cover taking, moving, transferring, converting the money or even arranging to do so. The prosecution also has to prove that the person accused knows or suspects that the money is criminal property. This is normally the crux of any money laundering case.
Money laundering goes hand in hand with drug cases. The prosecution know that money from selling drugs has to be cleaned in order to be of use to any dealer or importer. It is fundamental that a solicitor is instructed who is used to dealing with the types of evidence that money laundering cases involve. This often includes specialist experts such as forensic accountants and financial crime investigators. Hodge Jones and Allen are used to dealing with such evidence and the attention to detail that it requires.
We can help guide you through these complex cases. We will advise you on the strength or weakness of the evidence against you and any defence experts required. Hodge Jones and Allen will be there for you at every step of the proceedings and one of our legal team will be on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Our money laundering specialists are part of our London based drugs and money laundering team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.