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Charged with a racket crime under RICO?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a U.S. federal law that allows for increased penalties and sentencing for those who are convicted of acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. It also allows for individuals to be charged with a crime, for influencing or ordering another to actually commit the crime. Commonly referred to as the RICO act or just RICO, this law can be applied to anything from extortion to blackmail and many other areas of criminal law. Penalties for RICO can be extremely detrimental, for example the maximum punishment for an individual on a single RICO charge is imprisonment for 20 years and a fine of $250,000 or twice the proceeds of the offense.

If you have been charged with a racket crime, or any other RICO charge, you could face very serious and life-altering penalties for conviction. It is vital that you seek the legal aid of an Encino criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Peter Berlin. The trial process for a RICO case can be very confusing and long, an attorney from our firm will be able to assist you by providing a strong defense of your case, and to advise you of your options throughout.

RICO Defense Attorney in Encino, CA

At The Law Office of Peter Berlin our firm has had many years of experience in the areas of white collar crime as well as many other criminal defense cases. If you choose to work with us, you will not be a small fish in a large pond, we believe that no two cases are alike and each litigation strategy must be tailored to the specific needs of the case and desires of our client. We offer a free initial consultation as well as 24/7 contact availability.

If you have been charged with RICO, contact our firm to discuss your case today.

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