Money Laundering Defence Lawyers Sydney

With a 97% success rate across more than 1,700 cases, we’re the criminal defence lawyers you can rely on. 

Whether you’re negotiating a plea deal, avoiding conviction or defending false charges, you need an experienced money laundering lawyer to get a fair result on your case.

When it comes to money laundering cases, our team has seen it all. We’ve dealt with money laundering cases across real estate, gambling, drugs and prohibited substances, tax evasion, corporate liability, and more. We’ll leverage our connections with some of Australia’s leading financial analysts, banking specialists, accountants and other industry experts to give your case the best shot at success.

With over 40 years of combined experience across our team and a killer 97% success rate, our team will deliver the best possible outcome for your case.

If you need a leading money laundering lawyer in Sydney, don’t settle for second best. Contact our team and get the ball rolling today.

Green & Associates Solicitors Experience and Success 

In addition to the below, we have acted in several money-laundering cases, from the less sophisticated including one where $1 million was found in the boot of a car while the client was driving, to the more sophisticated involving tax and payroll fraud and complicated property and business portfolios.

Client Charged with 21 Separate Fraud Offences – Sentence Negotiation and Successful Appeal

In a recent fraud matter that carried significant financial implications on our client, our criminal defence lawyers immediately set to work, conducting a comprehensive review of the evidence, and exploring potential avenues for mitigation.

Through skilful negotiations with the prosecution, we were able to reduce the charged amount from $19,000 down to $13,000.

The case then proceeded to the Local Court, where our client was ultimately sentenced to a Community Corrections Order for a period of nine months. While this outcome represented a positive step in reducing the impact of the charges, we believed that a more favorable resolution was possible.

With this conviction in mind, our legal team appealed the sentence to the District Court, seeking a more lenient outcome that would not result in a criminal conviction for our client. Our efforts were rewarded with a Conditional Release Order for two years. This result was particularly significant as it meant that our client could move forward without the burden of a criminal record and its associated consequences.

Our success in negotiating the reduced charge and securing a Conditional Release Order in the District Court marked a significant legal victory, allowing our client to put this legal ordeal behind them and maintain their future prospects and opportunities.

At Green & Associates Solicitors, we act for a wide range of matters. We provide in-house advice to sole traders and companies on a range of matters, including:

Contact us (02) 8080 7585 if you require support with any commercial matters or legal advice.

Why choose us?

At Green & Associates, we understand how stressful, time-consuming and overwhelming it is to handle money laundering charges. Our team will take the stress out of fighting money laundering charges with transparent communication, clear guidance and dedicated support.

With strict regulations and harsh penalties against money laundering across Australia, you need an expert money laundering lawyer on your team to get a fair outcome. We use proven strategies and creative thinking to bolster your defence and give your case the best chance at success.

We provide upfront fees with no unexpected costs — plus, pay within 7 days of signing with us and we’ll give you a 10% discount on your legal fees.

Take a look at our main service areas below:

Potts Point

Kings Cross

Woolloomooloo

Rushcutters Bay

Elizabeth Bay

Darlinghurst

Surry Hills

We also service a range of surrounding areas in Central Sydney. Visit our full list of service areas or get in touch for more information.

What is money laundering in NSW?

Money laundering is committed when an attempt is made to conceal the origins of money obtained through illegal methods. The goal of money laundering is to make it look like the proceeds of criminal activity have been made through legitimate, legal means.

Money laundering offences fall under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995. The Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) outlines three main offences for money laundering:

Dealing with money that you know has been obtained illegally and attempting to conceal its origins.

Dealing with money you know has been obtained illegally but not attempting to conceal its origins.

Dealing with money obtained illegally while being reckless about its origins — for example, being aware that the money may have been obtained through criminal activity, but proceeding anyway.

Authorities are rigorous in cracking down on money laundering in Australia. Because of this, money laundering activity can be investigated by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the NSW Crime Commission, State Police and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Our experienced team has handled many complex money laundering cases and with a 97% success rate, we’re the money laundering lawyer you can rely on for a superior result. Contact us today.

Our criminal lawyers

With unmatched skills and over 40 years of combined experience, our team is here to give you the best possible result on your money laundering case.

Dominic Green

Principal Solicitor

Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Property Law and Wills & Estates

Language spoken: English

William Martyr

Senior Associate

Specialising in: Criminal Law

Language spoken: English

Spyridon Augoustinos

Associate

Specialising in: Property Law and Wills & Estates

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Anthony Kuschert

Associate

Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes, Criminal Law, Commercial Law and Wills & Estates

Language spoken: English

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Pamela Katsantonis

Associate

Specialising in: Property Law and Disputes & Litigation 

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Rayna Thomas

Associate

Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes and Wills & Estates 

Languages spoken: English, Malay

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Riva Thapa

Law Clerk

Specialising in: Multi-disciplinary Assistance

Languages spoken: English

Sophie Wu

Accounts Manager

Languages spoken: English

Ivy Green

Debt Collection & Security

Since joining the firm in 2021, Ivy has become an integral part of the team. She is responsible for debt collection, office security and the mental wellness of both staff and clients.

Get a better result on your money laundering case with our criminal lawyers. Contact us today.

FAQs about money laundering

What are some common defences for money laundering charges?

The penalties for a money laundering offence are determined by establishing the level of knowledge that the accused had when committing the offence. A common defence for money laundering is attempting to prove that the accused did not know about the money’s origins and was unaware that they were committing an offence.

Duress is another common defence for money laundering. Acting under duress occurs when the accused knowingly commits an offence because they (or someone close to them) have been threatened with serious harm. For a duress defence to be successful, it must be proven that the accused committed the offence because there was no reasonable alternative to avoid serious harm from occurring.

If you or someone you know is facing money laundering charges in Sydney, our team will deliver the best possible defence for your case. Contact us today.

What is the maximum penalty for a money laundering offence?
The penalty for a money laundering offence depends on the amount of money involved and the level of knowledge the accused had when committing the offence.

For individuals, the maximum penalty per offence ranges from 6 months to 25 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $2,200 to $333,000. Corporations can receive a maximum fine of $1.665 million.

Can corporations be liable for money laundering offences committed by employees?
Yes. Corporations and companies can face criminal liability for money laundering if it is committed by an employee acting within the actual or apparent scope of their employment. Corporations and companies can be at fault for money laundering offences if they explicitly or implicitly authorised, permitted or requested that an employee commit the offence.

Our team has experience defending and negotiating plea deals for commercial money laundering offences. Contact us today and get the know-how you need for your case.

Our criminal appeals lawyers can achieve the results you desire

With a success rate over 97%, we are confident we can have your sentence reduced or conviction overturned. Contact our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point, Sydney, today. We offer free 15-minute consultations to ensure you feel confident moving forward with Green & Associates Solicitors.

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