Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Racketeering Lawyers
Racketeering has a broad definition. Any activity that involves being involved with an illegal organization is referred to as racketeering. Racketeering is a felony at the federal level that is pursued under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, resulting in fines, restitution and prison time if convicted.
At Willis Law, we are skilled attorneys who focus on protecting the rights of our clients throughout West Michigan. Our clients include professionals and other hardworking members of our community, many of whom have not had any previous trouble with the law. We understand that people find themselves in bad situations, and do everything we can to minimize the consequences of racketeering charges.
West Michigan RICO Attorneys
The original intent of the RICO Act was to fight Mafia crimes. Today, it is much more frequently used as a tool by prosecutors to go after white collar criminals.
RICO charges are often brought in cases involving white collar crimes such as:
- Credit card fraud
- Tax fraud
- Money laundering
- Insurance fraud
- Billing fraud
- Federal conspiracy
In addition to the harsh criminal punishments for RICO charges, which are handled at the federal level, any assets that were gained through racketeering must be forfeited. Additionally, the plaintiff may also be able to obtain compensation for attorney fees and additional damages depending on the circumstances of the case.
With so much at stake personally and professionally, including a possible sentence of 20 years in a federal prison, it is in your best interests to have our experienced federal criminal defense lawyers on your side. We are tough trial attorneys and skilled negotiators who will use all of our resources to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Contact a Racketeering Defense Lawyer
Contact our Kalamazoo attorney today to schedule your free initial consultation. We have office locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw.