Money Laundering Charge Attorney
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Sec. 34.02. MONEY LAUNDERING. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:
(1) acquires or maintains an interest in, conceals, possesses, transfers,
or transports the proceeds of criminal activity;
(2) conducts, supervises, or facilitates a transaction involving the proceeds
of criminal activity;
(3) invests, expends, or receives, or offers to invest, expend, or receive,
the proceeds of criminal activity or funds that the person believes are
the proceeds of criminal activity; or
(4) finances or invests or intends to finance or invest funds that the person
believes are intended to further the commission of criminal activity.
(a-1) Knowledge of the specific nature of the criminal activity giving rise
to the proceeds is not required to establish a culpable mental state under
(b) For purposes of this section, a person is presumed to believe that funds
are the proceeds of or are intended to further the commission of criminal
activity if a peace officer or a person acting at the direction of a peace
officer represents to the person that the funds are proceeds of or are
intended to further the commission of criminal activity, as applicable,
regardless of whether the peace officer or person acting at the peace
officer's direction discloses the person's status as a peace officer
or that the person is acting at the direction of a peace officer...
(e) An offense under this section is:
(1) a state jail felony if the value of the funds is $1,500 or more but less
(2) a felony of the third degree if the value of the funds is $20,000 or more
but less than $100,000;
(3) a felony of the second degree if the value of the funds is $100,000 or
more but less than $200,000; or
(4) a felony of the first degree if the value of the funds is $200,000 or more.
(f) For purposes of this section, if proceeds of criminal activity are related
to one scheme or continuing course of conduct, whether from the same or
several sources, the conduct may be considered as one offense and the
value of the proceeds aggregated in determining the classification of
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