RICO laws are covered under the Racketeer Influenced and
Corrupt Organizations Act. They were designed to make the penalties for crimes
committed in conjunction with a criminal organization more severe and cover any
two out of a list of 35 federal and state crimes. Racketeering charges require establishment of the existence of a criminal organization
and identification of a pattern of racketeering over time. These crimes include
embezzlement, murder, obstruction of justice, arson, counterfeiting, and others.
RICO violations involve two such crimes over the course of ten years with
similar intentions or results; a provision of RICO also allows civil plaintiffs
to seek triple damages for RICO claims.
The penalties for RICO violations are severe – a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to 20 years in prison. If you have been charged with RICO violations, it is essential that you seek an experienced RICO attorney who can help protect your interests and civil rights as you undergo this complicated legal process.
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Joffe focuses on the defense of persons accused in RICO or racketeering cases. He has personally handled over 500 Federal cases. Call today for a confidential consultation.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine