The Mullen Law Group’s racketeering defense attorneys are leading Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley due to their lawyers successful racketeering settlements in Wisconsin.
Category: White Collar Crimes
1: Racketeering is the federal crime of conspiring to organize to commit crimes, especially on an ongoing basis as part of an organized crime operation. The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law allowing the federal government to place in trusteeship organizations which are convicted of being dominated by racketeers or organized crime. A person injured as a result of a RICO violation can recover treble damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees. In order to prove a RICO violation, the person must be able to show that he or she was injured by a person associated with an “enterprise” that has been engaging in a “pattern of racketeering,” which consists of at least two “predicate acts” during a ten-year period. The list of “predicate acts” includes securities fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud but does not include commodity fraud. In some circumstances, however, conduct involving futures transactions may constitute mail fraud or wire fraud. The legal requirements for proving a RICO violation are complex and vary from circuit to circuit.
Topic Expanded: Racketeering
The racketeering defense lawyers at The Mullen Law Group excel in representing clients in all aspects of racketeering cases. Racketeering is a serious charge that can have severe consequences. The Mullen Law Group’s racketeering lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from racketeering allegations and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients behalf. In racketeering cases it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case either dismissed or settled out of court. Because racketeering cases usually involve mere monetary losses and the alleged victim is often only pursuing the recovery of his or her money, a skilled racketeering attorney or criminal defense lawyer will be able to help get the case resolved. Have Wisconsin’s premier racketeering attorneys prove their success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.
If charges of an racketeering related crime have been filed or are in process, an experienced racketeering defense team will be able to improve the outcome, whether the amount in question is large or small. Remember, it is easier to prevent an racketeering charge from being filed than it is to receive a not guilty verdict in court once it has already been charged.
It is extremely important to hire a criminal racketeering attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. The Mullen Law Group’s racketeering lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success.
Our determined focus is to:
- Keep a felony or misdemeanor racketeering allegation out of court
- Use our knowledge base to settle strategically
- Fight for the best outcome our client is facing
In some situations, it may be difficult for the prosecution to pursue or prove a racketeering case. This is due to the fact that the intent of the defendant is a key part of the charges. To be convicted of committing some type of racketeering, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally made the attempt to or actually racketeering others. If a racketeering case goes to court, there is often no recovery of losses for the plaintiff because a judgment is ordered. The judgment can often include jail time, making recovery of losses very difficult. Settling out of court is the most beneficial option for both parties; the plaintiff has a better chance of recovering losses and the accused can avoid serving time in jail or prison.
Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the racketeering charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in racketeering cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have racketeering cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.
Don’t let a racketeering charge jeopardize your future, contact us immediately to find out how an exceptional racketeering attorney can help you.
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