RICO Act Violations
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Gainesville RICO Defense Attorney
Are you or a loved one being accused of violating the RICO Act?
If you or a loved one is charged with violating the RICO Act, fast action should be taken to contact a Gainesville white collar crime lawyer to assist you. These charges are quite serious and an immediate arrest may be made.
Over the past few years the number of RICO violations charged has increased, and law enforcement teams and task forces are on high alert regarding any violation of the RICO act. Some individuals have been accused of such crimes that had no hand in an illegal activity. If you or a loved one has been charged with violating the RICO Act, contact a Gainesville White Collar Crime Attorney immediately.
About RICO Law
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act commonly referred to as the RICO Act became a federal law in 1970. The origin of the RICO Act was to eradicate organized crime connected with the Mafia.
Before the RICO Act was enacted, federal prosecutors could only try each individual mob member for a particular crime, rather than charging the criminal organization as a whole. Not only does the RICO Act give prosecutors the ability to do this, but the law is also used to prosecute street gangs, businesses, and even politicians.
The following all fall under the heading of white collar crime and are often RICO offenses:
A conviction for a single RICO charge is punishable by a maximum federal prison sentence of 20 years–or life imprisonment if the underlying offense is murder–and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the proceeds obtained from the offense. Additionally, the government can freeze the defendant’s assets prior to the case even going to trial in order to prevent the defendant from having enough time to hide the assets.
RICO Violation Attorney in Gainesville
Kinsell Law Firm represent individuals and not large corporations or institutions. Our firm has successfully defended clients charged with many white collar crimes and specifically RICO Act violations. A full evaluation of every detail of the charges against you, including all evidence, witness reports, law enforcement reports and other must be done at once in order to determine our strategy for your defense. Our firm will be your strong advocate in court, and is aggressive in the approach to defending our clients in any RICO violation.