Philadelphia Federal Defense Attorney Fights RICO Charges
Determined defense to allegations of racketeering activity in PA
Congress passed The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act as an additional tool to fight organized crime. What began as a law enforcement campaign against the Mafia has since expanded, with U.S. attorneys employing a broad definition of “racketeering activity” against any people suspected of connections to illicit operations. If you’ve been charged with a RICO violation, The David Jay Glassman Law Offices offers the vigorous defense you need against potentially lengthy sentences. We have decades of experience in tough federal court battles involving criminal activity that falls under the purview of the RICO statute, including:
What you stand to lose with a RICO conviction
A RICO conviction threatens your livelihood and liberty in the following ways:
- Criminal penalties — RICO allows a U.S. attorney to charge with racketeering any person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of a possible 35 qualifying crimes within a 10-year period. A conviction carries a fine of up to $25,000 and 20 years in federal prison per count.
- Forfeiture — If convicted, you must forfeit any assets the court decides are ill-gotten goods derived from the criminal enterprise. But even before a conviction is secured, a prosecutor can often get an injunction to seize your assets.
- Civil liability — The RICO Act allows persons whom the criminal enterprise “damaged in his business or property” to sue a racketeer in state or federal court. A conviction in federal criminal court virtually assures a finding of liability in the civil court.
Federal prosecutors are selected by the Department of Justice from all across the country and specially trained. They are formidable opponents. But The David Jay Glassman Law Offices draws on Mr. Glassman’s years of experience as a deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania and a prosecutor in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As a former prosecutor, he knows what must be done to protect your rights when you’re facing tough legal sanctions.
Contact a former prosecutor to defend you against RICO charges in PA
The David Jay Glassman Law Offices has decades of experience defending clients against federal charges to protect your rights in a RICO prosecution. Make us your first call at 215-563-7100 or contact us online to schedule an in-depth evaluation of your case.