Colorado Springs RICO Crime Defense Attorney

Why You Need a Lawyer On Your Side

Organized crime is a broad term that is used to describe many different aspects of illegal activity. Generally, organized crime is a group of people that operate various enterprises for the purposes of illegally obtained financial gain. In many cases, businesses are run as fronts for the organized crime. This is called "racketeering," and is also illegal. Other crimes that can be associated with organized crime are tax evasion, money laundering, and other business crimes. Because of the generally large scope of organized crime, these charges are often tried in federal court and the penalties you are facing if convicted are extremely harsh and severe.

Have you been accused of participating in organized criminal activity? Protect yourself now. Contact a Colorado Springs white collar crimes attorney today to discuss the details of your case and determine what course of action is best suited for your defense.

What Is RICO?

The RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) was passed by Congress in 1970 in order to allow for enhanced sentencing and punishments for people who are charged with crimes in association with racketeering and organized crime. To be accused of racketeering, it must be shown that the organization committed two of 35 specific crimes within a 10 year period.

Racketeering allegations can arise in connection with:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Gambling
  • Murder-for-hire
  • Human trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Arson
  • Counterfeiting
  • Terrorism
  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud

If you are charged with a criminal charge, such as insurance fraud, your charges can be enhanced if it is determined that your crime was committed in association with a crime organization. This can add additional years of jail or prison time to your sentence as well as much larger monetary fines. In addition, most white collar crimes are punishable with probation, community service, parole after jail time, and a compulsory payment of restitution to the victims of the crime. Furthermore, the government will likely shut down any business that was used in the crime.

White Collar Crimes Attorney in Colorado Springs

At the Samuelson Law Firm, we can offer you the dedicated, one-on-one service you are looking for when facing charges of this magnitude. My staff and I will tirelessly research and investigate your case to uncover and weaknesses in the charges against you. We may be able to have your charges reduced, or altogether dropped. While no outcome can be guaranteed, I defend every case as if I were the one being charged. I will always do my best to give the clients the most effective and efficient defense they can find.

Contact a Colorado Springs white collar crimes lawyer today to discuss the details of your organized crime charges and to find out what defense strategy will work best for you.

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