RICO stands for the "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act." It was created to increase penalties for organized crime. RICO charges are often brought in addition to federal white collar criminal charges if prosecutors suspect that the offenses were part of a larger operation in which crimes occurred over a period of time.
Don't Let The Government Pin The Crimes Of An Organization On You
Facing a RICO offense in addition to another charge can be a very worrisome, frightening experience. Even if you were not involved in the alleged offenses of the criminal organization, the government will try to pin many crimes on you. The Law Offices of Hanlon & Rief is highly experienced in handling federal RICO cases.
We know this is a difficult, stressful time for you. We will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and ensure that you are informed at every step. Please contact us at 415-906-3423 for a free, private consultation as soon as possible if you have been charged with a federal crime or believe you are under investigation.
Recognized Leaders In White Collar And RICO Cases
We have defended hundreds of clients in white collar criminal cases, including RICO charges related to a pattern of racketeering, a criminal enterprise and interstate commerce. We frequently receive referrals from past clients and fellow attorneys due to our in-depth knowledge of RICO laws, as well as our thorough understanding of the technical and financial issues often involved in racketeering cases.
Punishment For Racketeering: Prison
Prison. Loss of your money and property. Additional lawsuits. These are just a few of the ways a RICO conviction will impact your life. A single count of racketeering can carry a prison sentence up to 20 years. Life imprisonment is possible if the accompanying criminal charge also carries a life sentence. In addition to incarceration, a RICO conviction results in forfeiture of all assets earned through racketeering. Civil suits by individuals who have suffered financial harm or property damage are also permitted.
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If you don't have a lawyer, you need one. You can trust our law firm to fight for the best possible results based on more than 40 years of experience. Our track record speaks for itself. Contact us now in San Francisco at 415-906-3423 to arrange a free initial consultation.