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
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
- Human trafficking
- 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.