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Defense Representation For RICO Violations

When facing charges related to RICO violations in Chicago or elsewhere, navigating the legal landscape can be daunting without the assistance of a skilled attorney. A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the nuances of these charges and mount a strong defense to safeguard your rights and future.

The attorneys at Leonard Trial Lawyers are dedicated to serving clients in Illinois and nationwide from our Chicago office. We take an aggressive, no-nonsense approach to litigation, with our clients’ objectives being our top priority. If you are facing RICO violations, we can vigorously represent you after creating a personalized defense strategy.

Illinois RICO Act Overview

The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act helps law enforcement agencies and prosecutors target individuals and entities involved in criminal enterprises.

Under the Illinois RICO Act, charges can be brought forth against individuals or groups engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity. These offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Gang-related crimes

The Illinois RICO Act provides for severe penalties upon conviction, including lengthy prison terms of up to 20 years and significant fines of either $250,000 or double the amount of proceeds obtained from illegal activities.

Federal RICO Charge Overview

Under federal law, people or entities found guilty of racketeering face hefty prison terms, substantial fines and asset forfeiture. Federal RICO charges target organized crime syndicates, corrupt businesses or criminal enterprises engaged in illegal activities such as drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud and extortion.

Defending against racketeering charges under the Illinois RICO Act or the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act requires a comprehensive legal strategy and a skilled defense team. Our attorneys are well-versed in the system’s nooks and crannies and know the best defense strategies.

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If you or a loved one is facing a RICO charge in Illinois, Leonard Trial Lawyers can help pursue favorable resolutions. Call 312-815-6572 or use our online form to reach out today for a fee-free consultation.