In general terms, racketeering refers to committing some crime – such as extortion, homicide, drug distribution, etc. – in an effort to further the operations of an illegal organization, business and/or scheme. Because racketeering charges are governed by the federal RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), these charges are almost always litigated in federal courts, which means that they will involve charges and penalties (upon conviction) typically more severe than those associated some other white collar crimes. Other factors that can can intensify RICO racketeering charges may include:
Whether another individual was injured or killed during the alleged crime.
The criminal record of the accused.
Whether one of the alleged crimes, such as kidnappingor drug trafficking, took place across state or national borders.
At the Adams Law Firm, our Denver racketeering defense attorneys are experienced at defending the rights of those accused of racketeering under the RICO Act, and we will do whatever it takes to help our Clients resolve their cases as beneficially as possible. While we will diligently investigate and question the evidence against our Clients, our Denver racketeering defense lawyers will also review all police reports to uncover whether illegal methods were used to investigate or arrest the accused. Our skilled and trusted legal professionals are firmly dedicated to aggressively upholding our Clients’ rights in any legal setting, and our Denver defense lawyers’ ultimate goal is to help our Clients get their charges reduced or, when possible, dismissed entirely.
Racketeering Defense Cases
In order for the prosecutor to secure a federal racketeering conviction, he or she must be able to prove that the defendant:
Was/is associated with a criminal enterprise
Has engaged in a pattern of racketeering, which means that it can be proven that the accused has engaged in at least two prior acts of racketeering within the past 10 years
Would continue to commit additional crimes in the support of the alleged illegal organization, business or scheme.
While our savvy Denver racketeering defense lawyers may be able to shoot down one or all of these claims, they may also be able to prove that the evidence collected against our Clients was illegally secured, either because wiretap procedures were not followed, illegal search and seizure took place, etc. If you or a loved one has been charged with any white collar crime, make sure you have the strongest possible defense, and contact our Denver racketeering defense attorneys by emailing us or calling us at (720) 333-9490.
Why Hire Us
When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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