Phoenix RICO/Racketeering Lawyer

A Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) is very serious. A person that is charged with racketeering could receive very harsh penalties if convicted. Myles A. Schneider has superior knowledge of how complicated the laws surrounding racketeering can be; therefore he knows how to build a comprehensive defense.

This defense is crucial in that you need someone who knows the law so that the law can be used to help you more than it can hurt you. You also need an attorney who is understanding, knows how the state and federal court systems work, and who knows the workings of the individuals within it. Whether you are being tried in the Phoenix federal building or the Flagstaff federal courthouse, it is ideal to hire someone who knows the workings within these buildings.

Types Of Racketeering

We possess a very deep knowledge of the following types of racketeering:

  • Bribery-related including sports bribery,
  • Murder for hire accusations
  • Extortion
  • Gambling and gambling information transfer
  • Drug trafficking or the trafficking of other controlled substances
  • Wire, mail, and bank fraud
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Slavery or the trafficking in of people for the purpose of slavery
  • False statements
  • Unlawful reproduction of official documents

The list can go on and on.

RICO Penalties

The RICO penalties are very serious. The maximum penalty for someone who is convicted of racketeering can include up to 20 years in prison in addition to huge fines. Perhaps personal holdings, a business, and any money that was obtained through illegal activities will be forfeited so they can be used to settle with the victims.

While the conclusion of the criminal case may seem like the end of the matter, it is not. You will need to retain your Arizona federal criminal defense lawyer because many of these cases are re-tried in civil court where plaintiffs are known for being awarded triple damage awards. It is possible for a person to be acquitted in criminal court to then be found liable in some way in civil court. This means paying damages to the victims in the case.

In addition to these penalties, there are also the personal penalties. Being convicted of a crime, especially one this severe, can result in difficulty finding a job, a place to live, and can damage your reputation. That is why it is ideal to have a solid criminal defense in place the moment you find out you are being investigated.

Contact An Arizona RICO Racketeering Attorney

Myles A. Schneider can help you through every step of your case, defending you to show the facts in the case rather than what the prosecution thinks happen. Even if you did commit the act, there may be circumstances in your case that can result in reduced charges. Reduced charges can lower the penalties that you have to pay so you can move on with your life. Call us today at 602-926-7373 for a free consultation.