West Palm Beach Racketeering Attorney
Florida RICO attorneys protect your rights
Racketeering is the operation of an illegal enterprise. It usually involves committing a number of crimes such as extortion, loansharking, bribery and obstruction of justice and is often associated with organized crime groups. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, is a federal law enacted to combat and prosecute crimes related to racketeering.
If you are brought up on charges of racketeering, you need West Palm Beach racketeering attorneys to come to your defense. Under the Florida RICO Act prosecutors can charge an entire organization all at once. The requirements for charging individuals under RICO include proving that an enterprise exists and then proving that the defendants committed individual illegal acts during the course of running or participating in that business. In an effort to keep the Florida RICO statute relevant to today’s crime world, legislature has specifically defined criminal gangs as enterprises under Florida’s RICO.
West Palm Beach racketeering attorneys are your best bet
A criminal attorney will not be your best defense against racketeering charges if he or she is not skilled in RICO law. The Skier Law Firm, P.A. represents clients in West Palm Beach racketeering cases in the southern district of Florida federal court on a regular basis. In order to be charged under RICO, you must have committed at least two of the 35 crimes listed under the statute within a ten-year period, and they must be connected to organized crime. These federal crimes can include white collar crimes as well as violent crimes.
If convicted, penalties may include:
- Up to 20 years in prison for each offense
- Fines up to $250,000
- Forfeiture of your ownership in the business
- Governmental seizure of any assets derived from the racketeering activities
Know your rights
It is imperative to your case that you know and understand everything that is happening. As your attorneys, we make sure that you completely understand the charges being brought against you, and we explain the process from start to finish so you will know what is going to happen at each step.
Call the attorneys who know RICO
As seasoned West Palm Beach racketeering attorneys we have the knowledge and skill you need to get you the best possible outcome. We go over the prosecution’s case with a fine-tooth comb, looking for any loopholes, and work diligently on building you a strong defense. To get started, call me at 561-820-1508 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. The Skier Law Firm, P.A. serves Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County and Dade County.