Defense Against Both Civil And Criminal RICO Charges At The State And Federal Level
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) was established in 1970. The initial purpose of this act was to target organized crime. It has been used in recent times to investigate and prosecute individuals and companies.
At Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense, we have the experience, resources and scope of practice to effectively defend against RICO charges at both the state and federal level.
What Happens When You Are Charged With Racketeering
A RICO criminal conviction can mean 20 years in prison. If you are also charged in a civil suit, you may face triple damages. An indictment alone can mean that your assets will be seized and frozen. This is why early enlistment of proven legal representation is critical.
We represent people charged with racketeering and related charges, including:
- Mail and wire fraud
- Wiretapping, witness tampering
- Money laundering and fencing of stolen goods
- Cybercrimes including extortion and malware
- Robbery, bribery, embezzlement, kidnapping and extortion
There are other charges that may fall into what prosecutors will attempt to prove is a “pattern” of behavior. We can help you understand what they are doing and how to mitigate these attempts.
RICO’s Statute Of Limitations And Requirements
In order to be charged with racketeering, law enforcement must have evidence of a pattern of more than one crime lasting over a year. The criminal activity must have happened within the last four years.
RICO charges and the law involved are complex. It is crucial to work with a criminal defense attorney experienced with racketeering at both the state and federal levels.
Talk To Us Before You Talk To Police Or Federal Agents
It is your right and in your best interest to enlist the help of an attorney before you speak with either law enforcement or government agents or representatives. We are here so that you do not have to attempt to face these forces alone and hope for the best. Call 612-474-5420 or send us an email with your contact information and we will be in touch. Located in Minneapolis, our experienced legal team represents Minnesota clients around the state and around the country.