Racketeering / RICO Violations

Have You Been Accused of Racketeering? Trust the Orange County Defense Attorney – Marley Law

As part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law was created. Without getting too into it, the RICO act allows members of criminal enterprises to be charged with racketeering. If members of the organization commit any of the listed federal and state crimes within ten years, the RICO Act still applies. The penalties for a RICO conviction are massive: fines resulting in 6 to 7 digit numbers and imprisonment for 20 years to life. The federal government seizes all control of your assets, forfeiting all property and proceeds.

Being accused and charged with racketeering is almost as serious as it can get in the eyes of the law. Attorney Michael Marley specializes in RICO law and has mastered the criminal defense system. It is his job to know every aspect involved with racketeering and he will answer any questions you have regarding your case. Marley is known for the aggressive, zealous representation of his clients at every stage of the case. For a free consultation, simply fill out a form on our Contact Page or call us at (949) 726-6000.

Don’t wait to call, RICO cases are complex, and you need all the time you can afford to begin building your defense case.

Common Forms of Racketeering

There are numerous forms of racketeering all involving different scenarios and crimes being committed, but there does seem to be a pattern of commonality. Each RICO case tends to be unique as not every case is the same. The most common types of racketeering are:

  • Extortion – When someone obtains money or property from another person through force or threats
  • Bribery – When someone gives money or property to another individual in exchange for a favor
  • Money Laundering – An attempt to hide the illegal source of their money by moving it through varying legal transactions
  • Gambling – Owning and operating an illegal gambling operation
  • Drug Trafficking – The selling or transporting of illegal drugs

How We Can Potentially Defend You

RICO cases are extremely serious and tedious. The prosecution will work tirelessly to try to put you behind bars. Luckily, your Marley Law defense attorney will work even harder to try to keep you out of an orange jumpsuit.

There are a handful of defenses that have been proven to work in the past, it is just determining which angle is best for your case as each case is different. Some defense strategies that have proven to work in the past include:

  • Proving that you didn’t conspire to commit the crime(s)
  • Your acts were legal and not criminal
  • They have mistaken your identity
  • There is no pattern of racketeering
  • The criminal organization is at fault, not the accused
  • You can plead ignorance to the fact you didn’t knowingly commit wrongdoing
  • Showing you’re not a part of a criminal enterprise but a loose association

You need a defense attorney with the specific expertise to help your RICO case in Orange County. It is highly recommended to get in contact with us as soon as possible. Call (949) 726-6000 to speak to one of our professionals and schedule a free consultation to get the ball rolling. Again, waiting too long can be detrimental to your case as you don’t have the amount of time needed to build a successful defense strategy.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.

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