ANCHORAGE RACKETEERING DEFENSE LAWYERS
Racketeering is the action of offering certain services with the intent to resolve a problem that wouldn’t otherwise exist without your involvement, prior to offering the service. In practice, racketing involves some level of bribery and extortion.
One example of racketeering could include causing a personal injury in the workplace, while offering premiums to cover the cost of rectifying the injuries caused by you or your company.
If you have been found guilty of racketeering, you could face a fine of up to $25,000 or up to 20 years in prison, depending on the severity of the crime and other circumstances of the crime.
Racketeering activity can be related to numerous criminal offenses, including: extortion, fraud, embezzlement, drug crimes and counterfeiting. Other forms of crime classified as racketeering include gambling, kidnapping, arson, obstruction of justice, slavery, and money laundering. Typically, racketeering refers to the operation of an illegal business for profit. If you or a loved one is facing racketeering charges, you need a defense lawyer who can fight to protect you against even the strongest federal prosecutors.
At the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, our Anchorage racketeering defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against even the most complex charges. Our founding attorney, D. Scott Dattan, has been practicing since 1976 and serving Alaskans since 1984. Racketeering charges are serious and carry devastating penalties if you are convicted. You need a skilled attorney with a thorough understanding of the law and the tactics that prosecutors will rely on.
Alaska RICO Defense Attorney
RICO refers to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and can be applied to a broad array of business dealings. While this act was originally developed to combat organized crime, it is commonly applied to many white collar criminal offenses. If you are facing charges, or you believe that you are being investigated, it is wise to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney. Chances are that law enforcement has investigated your financial records, accounting reports, computer activity and interviewed witnesses. They have worked for months or years to develop a strong case against you. You need the same aggressiveness and tenacity on your side. Schedule a confidential consultation at our firm to discuss your matter in greater detail.
In certain circumstances, if you have been charged under the RICO Act, a prosecutor has the option to seize your assets in order to prevent you from transferring funds or property to someone else. This particular provision of the RICO Act has been enacted in order to ensure that the government has the ability to auction or sell your items in the event of a guilty verdict. If you have been found guilty of racketeering, you will also have to surrender gains or business interests acquired through the illegal activity that prompted the racketeering charge.
The transfer of funds or property to someone else in order to avoid repaying a debt or penalty is also referred to as a “fraudulent conveyance”. Fraudulent conveyances are illegal and they may result in additional penalties if you try and transfer your property prior to the enforcement of the judgment, ruling, or petition.
Contact The Law Offices Of D Scott Dattan
Our team of highly skilled RICO attorneys understand the processes by which to appeal a RICO Act conviction and know how to successfully provide compelling arguments for your defense. As these convictions must be appealed within 30 days of sentencing, it is important to get in touch with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.
To arrange a private meeting with our Anchorage racketeering defense attorneys, contact our office by email or call us toll free at (907) 276-8008. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.