Being charged with Federal Racketeering or RICO charges is a serious matter carrying penalties of tough prison sentencing and other consequences.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was enacted in 1970 by the United States Government. This important Act prohibits individuals from engaging in a pattern of unlawful activities designed to infiltrate an interstate enterprise. According to U.S.C. §1961, a federal RICO indictment must include the following:
That a “person,” or any individual or entity capable of holding the legal or beneficial interest in a property has,
- In a pattern of racketeering activity or from the proceeds thereof
- Infiltrated an interstate enterprise by
- Investing the income derived from the pattern of racketeering activity in the enterprise, or
- Acquiring or maintaining an interest in the enterprise through the pattern of racketeering activity, or
- Conducting affairs of the enterprise through the pattern of racketeering activity, or
- Conspiring to commit any of the above acts
Against these federal charges, you have very little chance in your defense without the help and guidance of a top-quality White Collar Criminal Defense Law Firm. A law firm representing you against Federal Racketeering charges must be experienced, highly aggressive, skilled and knowledgeable. DM Cantor is AV® rated and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section. With a proven record of success in defense of clients charged with Racketeering.
Sentencing for Racketeering or RICO Violations
Guidelines for Federal Sentencing are provided through assignment of a numerical offense level. These offenses range from number one (1) to 43 for each Federal Offense in your charges. The least extreme is at level one (1), with level 43 being the most extreme. A level 43 offense most often results in a prison term for life. When defendants are charged with Racketeering or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, their offenses are automatically charged at the base offense level of 19.
Because sentencing for Racketeering or RICO can vary widely, you should contact DM Cantor for a case review. Through an extensive case review and using their vast experience, the white collar criminal defense lawyers at DM Cantor can determine your potential range of terms for sentencing you face if convicted for these charges.
All of the White Collar Criminal Trial Lawyers at DM Cantor have vast experience in the aggressive defense of clients facing RICO Charges. They pride themselves on knowing more about RICO charges, than even prosecutors and law enforcement officers. The aggressive and experienced lawyers of the DM Cantor team will use these capabilities in your defense, possibly even employing one of the below defense strategies:
- Non-existence of a criminal enterprise
- Lack of connection to a criminal enterprise
- Lack of conspiracy
- Violation of your Miranda Rights
- Denial of Right to Counsel
Being convicted of Racketeering or RICO will change your life and the lives of your loved ones forever. This is why you need the most aggressive and experienced White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys available. Value your freedom and your right to defend yourself against your RICO Charges. Call DM Cantor at 602-307-0808 or Contact Us For a Free Case Consultation.