To learn and understand more about Arizona charges for Racketeering or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, watch this video explanation by David Michael Cantor.
When you face state charges of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise or Racketeering, you need immediate help from an expert Criminal Defense Attorney experienced and successful in past cases like yours. You are facing some of the most serious and life-changing White Collar criminal charges in Arizona. Your conviction could result in a sentence of up to 25 years to life in the Arizona state prison system. This is why you need to take your situation very seriously and secure the right representation by an aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney.
David Michael Cantor is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and the premier Defense Attorney in Arizona. DM Cantor is on AV® rated law firm and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section with a proven track record in defending Arizona Racketeering and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise charges.
You cannot afford to hire an attorney who is not experienced enough to provide you with the most aggressive defense against these very serious charges.
Arizona Racketeering, Illegal Control of an Enterprise and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise Charges
The Arizona charges of Racketeering, Illegal Control of an Enterprise and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise fall under Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2301, 13-2312, 13-2313 and 13-2314. Unlike federal RICO charges, these are Arizona state criminal charges.
- Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2301 defines Enterprise as any corporation, partnership, association, labor union or other legal entity or any group of persons associated in fact although not a legal entity.
- Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2301 also defines Racketeering as any act, including any preparatory or completed offense in which the act involves any of the following committed for financial gain:
- Asserting False Claims
- Intentional or Reckless False Statements
- Resale of Realty with the Intent to Defraud
- Intentional or Reckless Fraud in the Purchase or Sale of Securities
- Intentional or Reckless Sale of Unregistered Securities or Real Property Securities
- Money Laundering
- Restraint of Trade or Commerce (in violation of Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 34-252)
- Counterfeiting (in violation of Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 44-1453.)
Arizona Racketeering charges potentially include other crimes, such as:
- Extortionate Extensions of Credit
- Prohibited Drugs
- Marijuana or other Dangerous Drugs
- Trafficking and Explosives
- Weapons or Stolen Property
- Participating in a Criminal Syndicate
- Obstructing or Hindering Criminal Investigations or Prosecutions
- Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
- Obscene or Indecent Telephone Communications to Minors for Commercial Purposes
- Animal Terrorism
- Ecological Terrorism
- Human Smuggling, if committed for financial gain
A class 3 Felony, Illegal Control of an Enterprise is defined by Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2312(A) as when a person, through Racketeering or its proceeds, acquires or maintains by investment or otherwise control of any enterprise.
Also a class 3 Felony, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise is defined by Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2312(B) as a person who:
- Is employed by or associated with any enterprise
- Conducts such enterprises or affairs through Racketeering, or
- Participates directly or indirectly in the conduct of any enterprise that the person knows is being conducted through Racketeering
Additionally, it is a class 2 Felony for a person to violate either section A or B of Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2312 by hiring, engaging or using a minor for any conduct preparatory to or in completion of any offense of this section.
Arizona Sentencing for Racketeering Illegal Control of an Enterprise or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise
There are varied sentences for Racketeering Illegal Control of an Enterprise or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise. These variances are according to individual case details. To accurately define the range of sentencing you may face under violation of Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2312, contact DM Cantor to review your individual circumstances.
There are numerous defenses for crimes associated with Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. 13-2312 at the disposal of the Criminal Trial Lawyers at the DM Cantor. These defenses are based upon vast knowledge of the law regarding Racketeering Illegal Control of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise charges. Our knowledge routinely exceeds that of prosecutors and law enforcement officers.
Some possible defenses include:
- Lack of Intent
- Lack of Knowledge
- The Accused Is Not a Partner
- Miranda Rights Violations
- Denial of Right to Counsel Violations
A conviction for Racketeering Illegal Control of an Enterprise or Illegally Conducting an Enterprise will bring life-changing consequences for your freedom, future and family. You need to evaluate how much your freedom is worth to you and your loved ones when you make a decision regarding hiring of a Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer. Call DM Cantor at 602-307-0808 or Contact Us Today for a Free Case Consultation.