Racketeering Charge Defense Attorney of Albuquerque
Because RICO cases also fall under federal jurisdiction, limited protections exist for defendants under federal case law. This makes any racketeering defense more difficult. If you’ve been accused of racketeering, you need Albuquerque federal criminal defense lawyer Erlinda Ocampo Johnson to defend you.
Racketeering and Its Consequences
A white collar crime, racketeering is a group act of operating an illegal business to make a profit. Racketeering is a broad category and can include theft, bribery, illegal gambling and fraud against businesses or individuals. RICO laws also allow for all of an organization’s criminal enterprises to be tied together into a single prosecution.
Because white collar crimes are taken so seriously by the federal courts, a conviction can carry some very serious penalties. By federal law, prosecution of racketeering can be both a criminal prosecution as well as a civil lawsuit.
That means that penalties for racketeering cases can include substantial prison time, heavy fines, a criminal record and seizure of assets. If the case includes a civil lawsuit, those harmed by the illegal activity can seek sometimes significant financial damages.
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Defense from an Albuquerque White Collar Criminal Lawyer
If you have been questioned or arrested on suspicion of racketeering, contact the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, LLC as soon as possible.
Ms. Johnson is an experienced Albuquerque federal white collar criminal defense lawyer who also has knowledge of federal law from a decade of serving in the State and Federal Prosecutor’s Offices. Her experience gives her insight into how a prosecutor thinks. She can anticipate the moves of the other side and deconstruct a case to look for weaknesses and issues.
When you come to the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, you will have a skilled and fearless criminal defense lawyer fighting for you who will build an aggressive, effective defense.
The Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson does not handle any case involving crimes against children or minors.