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RICO Defense

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, was originally directed at organized crime but is now employed in a wider range of cases involving:

The RICO Act is a federal law which places its primary focus on racketeering. It permits law enforcement agencies to pursue and prosecute the perceived leaders of a criminal enterprise and makes them culpable for illegal acts which they ordered or assisted others in carrying out. It is considered to be a relatively straightforward charge to prosecute as it concentrates on a pattern of activity, not criminal acts.

Highly experienced legal representation will be necessary in any case involving RICO statutes. These laws are extremely complex and only a seasoned Columbus white collar crime lawyer, knowledgeable in RICO, can provide the caliber of legal counsel you will need to effectively fight racketeering charges. To aggressively protect your freedoms and future, seek the advice of an attorney from The Koffel Law Firm.

Criminal and Civil Liabilities

Any person who is a member of an enterprise or criminal organization that has been convicted of any 2 of 35 crimes (27 federal and 8 state), over a 10-year period, can be charged with racketeering under RICO. The penalties include up to $25,000 in fines and 20 years in prison for each racketeering charge. Any assets related to the activity can also be seized. In addition, RICO allows individuals harmed by the illegal activity to file a civil suit, where they can be awarded triple the amount of actual damages.

The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the legal community for its distinguished track record in criminal defense. With a reputation of being one of the top 1% of lawyers in the nation, they have achieved a substantial number of "not guilty" verdicts in jury trials for over two decades, successfully representing clients such as high-profile business owners, public officials, community leaders and respected citizens.

Contact a Columbus RICO attorney if you are under investigation for RICO offenses and need hard-hitting and committed legal defense.

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