When people think of racketeering, they think of acts committed by a major criminal organization. While the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed to eliminate this type of organized crime, now it addresses so much more. Michigan residents do not have to be members of a mob to be charged with RICO violations.
What types of crimes may be considered RICO violations?
There are many. Federal RICO charges may be filed in cases involving fraud, kidnapping, bribery, extortion and so much more. Numerous white-collar crimes are considered RICO violations.
The potential consequences associated with a conviction on federal RICO violations can be significant. Prison time, hefty fines and probation are just a few. Any of which can have an extremely negative impact on your life.
Fighting RICO charges
Fighting RICO charges may prove a challenging feat. That said, it is not impossible. There are a number of ways cases like this can go — dismissal, conviction, plea agreement or alternative sentencing. Every case is different.
If you are facing federal RICO charges, the steps you take now, before things get too far along, is going to matter. Who you have on your side is also going to matter. Seeking out legal counsel with experience handling these types of charges, both in and out of the courtroom, can help your case. So do not wait to get help, do it as soon as possible. To learn more about how an attorney can assist you in tackling federal RICO charges, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.