Federal Criminal Defense

Protecting your freedom from federal criminal charges

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RICO Charges in SC

RICO / Racketeering Defense

RICO Defense AttorneyDo you or a loved one have a RICO charge pending? If so, you know that they are extremely complex federal criminal charges that could ruin your life if found guilty.

What is RICO?

A RICO charge (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) is a wide charge and revolves around the illegal conduct of a business or enterprise (to include fraud for personal product). The federal government has a vast amount of power to pursue these charges. You can be charged with a RICO crime if you have done a number of white collar crimes including:

  • Homicide;
  • Transport/distributing of drugs;
  • Gambling (in SC, this could include video poker, or even illegal BINGO);
  • Embezzlement;
  • Extortion;
  • Armed robbery or theft;
  • Laundering of money; and/or
  • Bribery (of a public official or otherwise).

Penalties For “Guilty” Verdict

If you’re found guilty of a RICO charge, the possible consequences include:

  • Imprisonment (up to 20-years for each RICO violation);
  • Mandatory probation/parole/electronic monitoring/home detention/counseling;
  • Loss of right to vote;
  • Loss of right to carry or possess a firearm;
  • Loss of assets (liquid orĀ real property);
  • Substantial monetary fines; and/or
  • Reparation to victims.

What To Do Now?

Considering all of the above-mentioned consequences, it’s crucial for you to contact a RICO defense attorney immediately. Your future is at stake.

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Bank Fraud: White Collar Crime

Federal Bank Fraud Defense

Federal Bank Fraud Defense AttorneyIt seems in movies that white collar criminals always commit bank fraud. While bank fraud is committed by those “mobsters” and suave white collar criminals some of the time, bank fraud, in its true essence, is much more encompassing than one may realize. Being charged with bank fraud–the arrest and investigation can severely harm your future–both personally and professionally. A federal criminal defense attorney is critical to retain if you’ve been charged with federal bank fraud because the consequences are dire if convicted.

What Is Bank Fraud?

Crimes that can lead to bank fraud charges include:

  • Lying or making a false statement to a loan/bank official;
  • Deceiving or conning a bank;
  • Falsifying loan documents;
  • Check fraud;
  • Forging a signature on a check;
  • Fraudulent ATM usage; and/or
  • Embezzlement.

If you’ve got other white collar charges pending (wire fraud, RICO charges, etc.) sometimes, bank fraud charges can be pressed, too. This is because transferring money to an offshore or international bank account for the specific purpose of hiding a criminal activity constitutes bank fraud.

Help! I’ve Been Charged With Bank Fraud!

If this is the case, or if a loved one has been charged with bank fraud, the penalties are quite severe and can include:

  • A monetary fine up to $1 million and/or prison time of 30-years;
  • Even steeper fines and prison time if you are a repeat offender.

If you’re evenĀ associated with a crime of bank fraud, this is still a crime. Covering up illegal activities or participation in any way can lead to your own criminal charges of bank fraud and possibly conspiracy charges, too. Don’t wait a second longer. Please reach out to a bank fraud attorney as soon as possible for an aggressive defense and to help you avoid prison time, fines, and to protect your future.