Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Cases
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations or RICO prohibits anyone’s use of racketeering to manipulate a marketplace or to affect interstate commerce. This is set forth in the provisions of the RICO Act. Racketeering refers to the illegal activities carried out by these members who are possibly criminals in the pursuit of criminal actions for monetary gain. The Supreme Court has instructed that a pattern may be found if the act found to be perpetrated by an individual as referenced by those rules breaks this law. A pattern is established when someone commits two or more of the act’s prohibited activities including extortion, murder, kidnapping, arson or bribery.
An experienced RICO charges defense attorney such as Mervyn M. Mosbacker, Jr. can represent those individuals facing these serious crimes. These crimes have enhanced penalties. With these types of charges, if a person is indicted under RICO, the federal prosecutor can seize their assets. This can keep people from having the money to get an experienced defense attorney on their side to fight for their freedoms.
How We Can Help
We provide aggressive defense for those facing RICO charges in and around Houston. We use our years of experience to help devise defense strategies that will benefit each client’s case effectively. We have a proven track record of success and can’t wait to help you or a loved one today.
Penalties for RICO Charge Convictions
Punishments for RICO violations can call for up to 20 years in federal prison, the forfeiture of property associated with the violation, and sometimes even a civil lawsuit. If the underlying act warrants a higher penalty such as murder, the maximum penalty may be even higher.
Speak to an Experienced RICO Charges Defense Lawyer Today
If you’ve been charged with RICO charges, call to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in Houston today. Having this type of criminal charge on your criminal record can negatively impact your future, as well as your personal and professional reputation in countless ways. At the Law Office of Mervyn M. Mosbacker, Jr., he can evaluate your case thoroughly to help find the best possible defense to get a positive outcome.
As a criminal defense firm, we help clients charged with white collar crimes; federal crimes, such as bank fraud, wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud; other federal crimes such as public corruption charges, RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), major drug crimes, money laundering, and kidnapping. We can also help clients charged with major crimes or felonies in state court including large drug cases, violent crimes such as aggravated assault, kidnapping, and murder. Give us a call now. You don’t want to ever go it alone when you have serious charges pending against you. We serve Houston and all the surrounding communities. Call us today at 713-526-2246 and schedule a free initial legal consultation to learn more about what his criminal defense experience can do for your criminal case.