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Were You Charged with Racketeering under the RICO Act?
The RICO Act, or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, was passed in 1970. This act gives law enforcement the ability to charge a person or group with racketeering. The leader of an organization can be charged with racketeering if they ordered an illegal act to be performed. The original goal of the RICO act was to eliminate organized crime in the United States.
Today it is often used to group various criminal crimes together for one overall charge to a group of people. If you or a loved one has been charged with racketeering under the RICO Act you must contact a federal defense lawyer in Tampa to receive high quality legal representation.
Examples of RICO Offenses
The consequences of a charge under the RICO Act can include an extended jail or prison sentence, excessive fines, community service and a permanent mark on your record.
Common RICO offenses include:
- Retaliation crimes
- Violent crimes
- Drug trafficking
Get Help Fighting Your RICO Charges
Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience and has represented over six thousand clients. We have a clear understanding of the Florida legal system and can help you with your case. It is important that we act quickly and examine every detail to ensure accuracy in your case. Our Tampa RICO attorney at Taracks & Associates have the legal knowledge to provide you with a strong defense. We will do everything we can to see your charges reduced or dropped. Whether or not your case will go to trial is irrelevant as you need the support of a committed law firm to defend your rights and wellbeing.
We understand the stress you may be under. Defending yourself from a RICO charge is no easy task. Our law firm is here to help. We provide each client with an uncompromising defense and a competent lawyer to take legal action on your behalf. Hard work and dedication allows our firm to defend your case properly whether you are entering negotiation or litigation.
Contact a Tampa federal crime defense lawyer if you have been charged with a crime under the RICO Act. They will provide you with professional legal advice and representation for your upcoming hearing or negotiation.