Leading Money Laundering Lawyers
Olliers has vast experience of defending money laundering offences which dates back over 25 years. The firm’s reputation for committed and rigorous defence work means that we attract some of the heaviest and serious criminal cases in the country.
The principal money laundering offences are now found at Sections 327, 328 and 329 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 which came into force in February 2003. Money laundering is an act which constitutes an offence under the sections or a conspiracy or an attempt to commit such an offence. This is a complex area of law. As a starting point the crime has to prove that the laundered proceeds are ‘criminal property’ in that they constitute an individuals benefit from criminal conduct.
The offence at section 327 involves concealing criminal property, section 328 involves entering into an arrangement (such as an individual working in a financial or credit institution, accounts etc), and section 329 involves the acquisition, use and possession of criminal property.
These are hugely complex areas of law. The maximum sentence for a money laundering offence is 14 years imprisonment.
Olliers Solicitors – Specialist Criminal Defence
Olliers provide specialist advice and representation throughout England and Wales.
We are ranked as a Top Tier criminal firm in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory 2017.