Defense Against RICO Violations
Premier Miami White Collar Crimes Defense Lawyers
Our Miami, Florida, criminal defense law firm provides clients with the
thorough and aggressive representation necessary for an effective defense
against state and federal charges prosecuted as RICO violations. Our
Miami criminal defense lawyers include board-certified criminal defense specialist David Rothman. Please
contact our office to make arrangements if you would like to speak with
one of our lawyers about a RICO investigation.
Want to speak with us in a
consultation? Call today – (305) 570-4439.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is designed
to offer state and federal prosecutors a means of combining diverse and
ostensibly unrelated crimes into one criminal charge. With RICO accusations,
the accused can face much worse penalties than they would otherwise.
Our firm wants you to understand certain aspects of RICO violations, such
as the following details:
- If each of many individuals is charged with a relatively minor drug violation,
each may face a maximum sentence of one year.
- When multiple charges are combined in a RICO case accusing multiple parties
of behaving as an illegal operation, individuals could potentially be
forced to spend over a decade in prison
- RICO trials can be lengthy and complicated, and the prosecutors can bring
to bear the seemingly-limitless resources of state and federal agencies
- Racketeering charges currently go well beyond those of more traditional
Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys – (305) 570-4439
RICO was initially designed to assist law enforcement with investigating
and prosecuting members of organized criminal enterprises, and the public
tends to associate racketeering with the "mob" or Mafia. Now,
RICO is used when the alleged crimes include not only interstate gambling,
bribery, extortion, trafficking, counterfeiting, and loan sharking, but also
white collar crimes such as securities fraud, falsifying ID documents, embezzlement, and even
public corruption. On top of burdensome racketeering charges, you could also face related
charges such as federal conspiracy, increasing the possible penalties
you could face if convicted.