Racketeering Defense on Long Island

What is the Racketeer Influence & Corrupt Organizations Act?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was designed to address and penalize organized crime. This federal law allows the government to prosecute ringleaders of a criminal organization, and not just the accused individual following the orders.

Any individual or group that commits 2 or more criminal acts within 10 years that involve racketeering and interstate commerce may be charged under this law, as explained under the United States Code Sections 1961-1968.

Examples of potential racketeering crimes include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Drug trafficking
  • Terrorist acts
  • Money laundering
  • Immigration and National Act violations
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Counterfeiting
  • Murder
  • Gambling
  • Kidnapping / false imprisonment
  • Bank fraud
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Human trafficking
  • Extortion

RICO was originally designed to target offenses committed by high-profile crime organizations. The penalties of a racketeering conviction are serious and heavy because they are regulated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

If you have been charged with racketeering, it is crucial that you connect with an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer who can stand up for you at this time. The outcome of your case is highly dependent on the ability of your lawyer – get the compelling defense of our RICO defense firm.

Serious Advocacy from Our Experienced Long Island Criminal Attorney

At The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C., our attorney is a former prosecutor with years of experience. Our team has the ability as well as the resources necessary to defend clients facing serious criminal charges like racketeering.

We work hard to build strong attorney-client relationships, and part of this is being available when our clients need us. When working with us, you can be confident that you will be able to talk to your lawyer 24/7, even on weekends. We strive for full accessibility, because we believe our clients deserve informed and attentive services.

Call The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C. today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case consultation . If you are facing serious charges, we are here for you.