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A RICO conviction can throw a wrench into anyone’s life and threaten their freedom, reputation, and future. RICO charges are complex and carry serious consequences that could include hefty fines, reputational damage, and years of imprisonment. It’s important to have experienced legal counsel when defending against these types of charges.
The Law Office of Frank D. Camera has many years of experience providing exceptional legal defense services for clients facing RICO charges. Our RICO attorneys in Bristol County have a good track record of navigating difficult cases involving RICO charges, helping our clients strive toward better outcomes. We understand the gravity of these cases and know how to craft effective defense strategies that can secure the best possible outcome for you.
If you’re facing a RICO charge, you need an experienced legal team that can guide you through the process. The Law Office of Frank D. Camera is here to provide a strong defense and make sure your rights are upheld in court.
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What Is a RICO Crime in Massachusetts?
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act of 1970 is a federal law that prohibits individuals from participating in or profiting from activities associated with organized crime. More specifically, individuals may not be involved in an enterprise that operates through racketeering activities such as extortion, bribery, fraud, money laundering, and other illegal activities, often involving weapons or drugs.
A RICO charge may follow when someone is suspected of receiving income from three or more racketeering activities in a 10-year period. Importantly, someone may be convicted of a RICO crime without proving that they personally engaged in the racketeering activity; rather, proving the defendant’s affiliation or leadership in a criminal organization engaging in such activity can be enough to convict.
What Are the Penalties of a Racketeering Conviction?
Penalties for racketeering convictions in Massachusetts can vary depending on the severity of the crime. Generally, penalties may include fines, restitution to victims, and possible jail or prison time. It’s important for anyone charged with racketeering in Massachusetts to understand what potential penalties they may face if convicted so that they can prepare an appropriate defense with help from a qualified RICO crimes attorney in Bristol County.
If the RICO crime is charged as a felony, imprisonment may be imposed for a period of up to 20 years in state prison for each conviction. The exact duration of imprisonment can depend on several factors, such as the type and nature of the offense committed and any prior criminal history. Additionally, courts may order monetary fines as part of an individual’s sentence which could range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Restitution & Other Legal Consequences
In addition to fines and imprisonment, courts also often order restitution to victims of crimes in racketeering cases. This could include repaying victims for any financial losses caused by the crime or providing other compensation as ordered by the court.
If a person is convicted of racketeering in Massachusetts, they may also face other legal consequences beyond those imposed by the court. For instance, those found guilty may be prohibited from owning firearms or holding certain professional licenses due to their conviction.
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The Law Office of Frank D. Camera has extensive experience in defending clients against RICO crime charges. With many years of experience, our Bristol County RICO crime lawyers know the ins and outs of the legal system to help you protect your freedom. We understand that these cases can be complex and intimidating; that’s why we provide personalized attention and counsel to each client throughout their case.
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