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A Los Angeles racketeering defense attorney can help defend the complicated legal process. It is vital that accused parties and individuals seek assistance from an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has the ability and stamina to vigorously build a strong defense and the connections to negotiate with prosecutors to pursue a lesser charge or a lesser penalty for clients. If you have been accused or charged with racketeering, don’t risk your liberty or your rights. Contact an experience racketeering criminal defense attorney today. R.J. Manuelian has the talent and experience you want on your side of a racketeering arrest or trial. Contact him immediately for a free consultation.

RICO and California state law gives a tremendous amount of power to the government over the fate of those accused of racketeering. A racketeering case is extremely complex, and often includes a large number of criminal activity. Usually, racketeering charges or racketeering investigations involve a group of people within the same case. Consequently, to defend a racketeering charge, it is critical that defendants make sure that legal representation is sought immediately when an allegation of racketeering has been made against them or their business.

Some defenses to racketeering charges include some of the following:

The crime of racketeering made its debut in 1970 when the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) was established. RICO laws were introduced to legislation as a means to reduce the number of organized crime related offenses that were occurring at the time. Used to battle white collar crimes, RICO made it possible for prosecutors to charge businesses, corporations, companies, government officials, business people and other individuals and groups with certain types of crimes that they did not personally commit. For instance, a corporate CEO could be charged and convicted of a white collar crime that involved some illegal procedures going on under his watch even though he or she may not have actually violated any laws personally.

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Penalties and Sentences for Racketeering in California

California state law seeks to deter participants from racketeering by punishment through the state’s forfeiture laws. During forfeiture, the state of California seizes possession and control of the accused’s property at the outset of an investigation, and then, depending upon the circumstances, may also pursue charges for the underlying crimes. Therefore, not only do racketeers risk the loss of their business but jail time, fines, restitution, loss of certain Constitutional rights, probation, parole, house arrest, counseling and other punishments as appropriate for the crimes that led to the racketeering charge in the first place.

Sentencing of those convicted of racketeering depends upon a number of factors that include:

Previous criminal record

Probation or parole record

The community’s attitude toward racketeering

The amount of media attention that the incident has incurred

The elite Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers at Manuelian Law Firm represent clients facing criminal charges in around Los Angeles County, Palmdale, and Lancaster. Call now, (213) 248-6784, Se habla Español.

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