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Money laundering is a serious crime that involves concealing the source of money or property that is illegally obtained. In Texas, money laundering is a third-degree felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

If the money laundering involves a organized crime offense, the charge will be increased to a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. If you are facing money laundering charges, it is important to contact a qualified Austin money laundering attorney who will work to protect your rights and freedom.

Schedule a free case review with our Austin money laundering lawyer by calling (512) 600-1560 or contact us online.

What Is Money Laundering?

Money laundering involves concealing the source of money or property that is illegally obtained. This crime is committed when a person knowingly or intentionally engages in a financial transaction with the intent to disguise the source, ownership, location, or control of the money or property.

What Are the Penalties for Money Laundering in Texas?

Money laundering is a third-degree felony in Texas punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. If the money laundering involves a organized crime offense, the charge will be increased to a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

How Is Money Laundering Defined in Texas?

In Texas, money laundering is defined by Section 34.43 of the Texas Finance Code. This section states that a person commits money laundering if they knowingly or intentionally engage in a financial transaction with the intent to disguise the source, ownership, location, or control of the money or property.

Examples of money laundering in Texas include:

  • Concealing or disguising the location, source, ownership, or control of property believed to be the proceeds of an unlawful activity
  • Concealing or disguising the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of property believed to be the proceeds of an unlawful activity
  • Concealing or disguising the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of property used in an unlawful activity
  • Concealing or disguising the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of property believed to be used to conduct, attempt to conduct, or be used to conduct an unlawful activity

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Money Laundering in Texas?

In Texas, a criminal prosecution for money laundering must be commenced within four years after the offense is committed. If a criminal prosecution is not commenced within four years after the offense is committed, the prosecution is forever barred.

How Is Money Laundering Punished in Texas?

Money laundering is a third-degree felony in Texas punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. If the money laundering involves a organized crime offense, the charge will be increased to a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

How Does the Prosecutor Prove Money Laundering in Texas?

In Texas, money laundering is proven by establishing that the defendant knowingly or intentionally engaged in a financial transaction with the intent to disguise the source, ownership, location, or control of the money or property. This crime is usually prosecuted when the defendant is accused of laundering money or property that is believed to be the proceeds of an unlawful activity.

How Is Money Laundering Defined in Texas?

In Texas, money laundering is defined by Section 34.43 of the Texas Finance Code. This section states that a person commits money laundering if they knowingly or intentionally engage in a financial transaction with the intent to disguise the source, ownership, location, or control of the money or property.

Examples of money laundering in Texas include:

  • Concealing or disguising the location, source, ownership, or control of property believed to be the proceeds of an unlawful activity
  • Concealing or disguising the nature, location,

Schedule a free case review with our Austin money laundering lawyer by calling (512) 600-1560 or contact us online.

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