Organized Crime and Money LaunderingOdom & Davis has over 30 years of experience in defending against charges of Money Laundering and Organized Crime
Organized crime statutes in Texas heighten the punishment for offenses that are committed in combination with others or as a member of a criminal street gang. In general, if a crime or crimes listed in the statute are committed with the intent to participate, establish or maintain a criminal combination or criminal street gang, the punishment for the offense will be raised one level higher than the highest offense. For example, a Class A Misdemeanor for maintaining a gambling establishment would be raised to a state jail felony under the statute.
Due to the conspiracy laws in Texas and the punishment aim of the Texas Organized Crime statute, acts taken as a member of any criminal combination can quickly turn into a very serious offense. You need an attorney that will attack not only the underlying offense, but challenge the notion that the offense was done in participation, establishment or maintenance of the criminal combination or street gang. The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Odom & Davis have over 30 years experience handling these types of charges, and will fight to get you the best possible result for your case.
Money laundering offenses in Texas revolve around the acquisition, investment, financing and/or facilitation of a transaction involving criminal proceeds. An offense under the money laundering statute in Texas is punished based on the amount of criminal proceeds involved in the case. Money laundering is a state jail felony for amounts from $1,500 to less than $20,000, a third degree felony for amounts from $20,000 to less than $100,000, a second degree felony for amounts from $100,000 to less than $200,000, and a first degree felony for criminal proceeds at $200,000 or more. Punishment ranges for these offenses above range from 6 months in state jail to 99 years or life in the Texas Department of Corrections.
The money laundering statute will require that the State of Texas prove beyond a reasonable doubt that 1) the defendant knew the proceeds involved in your case were derived from or linked to criminal activity and 2) the accuracy of the amount involved in the scheme. The Money Laundering Attorneys at Odom & Davis have over 30 years of experience in dealing with white collar cases, including violations of the money laundering statute in Texas. Money laundering charges are not the most common charge in Texas, and thus, many attorneys do not have the expertise to understand the nature of the charge. The Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys at Odom & Davis are confident that we can put you in the best position possible at the resolution of your case.
Building Defense for Complex Organizational Crimes
The Houston money laundering lawyers and Houston Organized Crime Lawyers at Odom & Davis will force the state to prove each and every element of their case before they can obtain a conviction. Our criminal defense attorneys have a long history fighting high end crimes involving allegations against organizations. For over 40 years, we have represented small businesses, corporations, and other criminal combinations confronted with charges of organized crime and money laundering.
Our broad knowledge of the law and extensive background in these cases allow us to build an effective strategy for defending you against allegations of organized crime or money laundering.
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