RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)
Most people think of the Mafia or other large organized crime rings when they hear of a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) case. While RICO was originally created to help prosecute organized crime members, it is used now in many different applications and situations. No person or organization is exempt from RICO prosecution, whether they are tied to organized crime or not.
When an individual or business is being investigated or charged under the RICO Act, it is a very serious allegation. Many cases like these have been tried right here in Georgia. RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) lawyers must have extensive knowledge of federal crimes as RICO prosecution can cover many different criminal activities. Some of the charges RICO can cover are:
- Wire fraud
- Money laundering
- Obstruction of justice
- Illegal gambling
- Illegal gang activity
The wide scope of the crimes that are prosecuted under RICO requires a strong and solid defense for the accused. The penalties are extremely high in these federal cases, often resulting in long prison terms (up to 20 years per offense), fines, restitution and even the loss of certain civil rights.
Atlanta RICO (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Attorneys
Due to the highly publicized nature of RICO cases, it is important to begin your defense as soon as possible to clear you or your organization’s name of these severe charges. The consequences of these types of allegations can affect your freedom, your personal finances and your reputation for the rest of your life. Start by aggressively defending your rights by contacting the Atlanta RICO attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. As former prosecutors, we understand the federal prosecution techniques and how best to combat them. Call us today to discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation.