You Need the Best NYC Defense Lawyers to Help Defend Your RICO Case
If you have been charged with criminal offenses under RICO, or you suspect that you might be, you need a New York City defense lawyer who can handles complicated federal crime cases. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) is a federal law in the United States that targets the activities of organized criminal organizations. RICO is designed to combat organized crime by allowing prosecutors to try the leaders of the criminal organization for crimes that the leaders ordered other members to carry out.
Charges of being involved in organized crime are a serious Federal offense
The RICO act also allows for prosecution and law enforcement to proactively seize assets of those accused with racketeering crimes, making it difficult to defend themselves in a court of law. If an individual has been accused of racketeering–even if the accusation is not yet formal in nature, he or she needs to seek legal counsel immediately from an experienced New York criminal attorney with a strong background in the federal courts. Arkady Bukh has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in NYC TOP RATED ON:
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Arkady Bukh has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in NYC
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Types of Criminal Offenses that Qualify Under RICO
Another aspect of RICO is that if one person in an organization is tied to the crime, everyone may likewise be tied to that same crime. However, RICO does not apply to all crimes. There are specific crimes that are delineated within RICO which are qualifying offenses. Some examples of RICO offenses include:
- MONEY LAUNDERING
- DRUG TRAFFICKING
- MURDER for HIRE
A RICO charge can be very scary for an individual for multiple reasons. First of all, when you are charged under RICO, it could be for crimes that were committed by an individual who you are associated, and not by you personally. If you’ve been charged under RICO, you need an attorney who can force the prosecution to meet their high burden of proof under RICO. Second, a federal crime is a serious crime to be convicted of, and federal prosecutors can be extremely tough in their prosecution. You need an attorney who is familiar with RICO and knows how to work within the federal criminal system.
CONSEQUENCES OF BEING CHARGED UNDER RICO
Because of the prosecutor’s ability to seek a pre-trial restraining order that has the ability to seize assets that could be used later for trial, anyone who feels that they may in the near future be indicted under this act should put an attorney on retainer. If you don’t you risk losing the assets that you need to be able to hire an attorney who is experienced in this type of law and who can defend you thoroughly against complicated RICO charges.
The Law Office of Bukh Law Firm, PLLC will proactively defend your rights against charges of racketeering or RICO conspiracy.
If you have been challenged, questioned, or know that charges will be brought against you under this act, seek help today from one of our experienced New York defense lawyers. Call us 800-601-0207. We are available 24/7.