Reading RICO & Racketeering Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Corrupt Organizations
RICO and racketeering may only be linked to real life by gangster movies for some people, but these charges are in fact very real — and very serious. Racketeering charges carry severe penalties at both the state and federal level. If you are the subject of an investigation that potentially involves RICO, you need aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense representation. At Emkey Law Firm, we represent clients who have been implicated in complex criminal matters. If you are facing RICO charges, we can help you mount a powerful legal defense.
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What is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act?
The 1970 RICO statutes were originally enacted with the purpose of fighting organized crime. They are now used to prosecute a wide variety of criminal enterprises. Many businesses can be considered "enterprises" subject to these laws. For example, some of the alleged persons involved at the top of the Bernie Madoff-led Ponzi scheme have been charged under RICO. So have tobacco company executives and prominent political figures.
What are the Penalties for RICO crimes?
Penalties for convictions under RICO range from massive fines ($250,000 or more) to extensive jail time (up to 20 years in federal prison, life in some cases). Needless to say, such serious charges need to be met with a concentrated and professional response. Our experienced Berks County criminal defense attorneys know how to handle these cases the right way from the beginning.
Many types of crimes can be prosecuted as RICO violations, including:
Contact Our Reading Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
Facing RICO charges can expose you to punishment under the federal justice system. Our experienced attorneys at Emkey Law Firm have appeared in federal courts in Pennsylvania and have the experience to do the same for you. We believe in establishing an immediate and aggressive response to any charges against our clients. Our years of experience provides us with the knowledge to take control of the case from start to finish, giving us the ability to develop a strong position at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. We will protect your rights and deliver the best possible outcome.
If you are facing racketeering charges, it is imperative that you hire an attorney to start building your case, because you can rest assured the prosecution is building theirs. Reach out to Emkey Law Firm to discuss your case with a Reading white collar crime defense lawyer.
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