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:
- Drug trafficking
- Terrorist acts
- Money laundering
- Immigration and National Act violations
- Weapons trafficking
- Kidnapping / false imprisonment
- Bank fraud
- Obstruction of justice
- Human trafficking
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
If you are facing serious charges, we are here for you.