Some examples of mob crimes include:
- Illegal gambling rings
- Fraud such as insurance, housing, tax, etc.
- Illegal drug manufacturing
- Money laundering
- Drug or human trafficking
- Kidnapping or murder
- Violent crimes
- Bribery of public officials
INVESTIGATING MOB CRIMES & THE RICO ACT IN LAS VEGAS
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was passed in 1970 as a federal law created to combat organized crime throughout the United States.
Those being investigated for alleged racketeering are typically investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Racketeering charges, which are considered to be a federal offense, are usually applied in order for the Federal government to disband or dismantle the alleged high profile mafia or gang members.
Law enforcement has the authority to arrest and file charges against those that are under suspicion of racketeering, whether they have a defined association with a known organized crime enterprise or not. Even if you have contact with someone involved in racketeering, unknowingly or not, you can be investigated by local authorities in addition to the FBI.
If you are arrested under the suspicion of a mob crime, the offenses can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors. Gang-related, or organized crime-related, criminal activity is tried more aggressively in Nevada. You should enlist the legal services of an aggressive lawyer experienced in mob-related cases in Las Vegas to combat the legal system and shut down the prosecution.
SENTENCING MOB CRIMES IN LAS VEGAS
Prior to RICO being passed, mob-related crimes could only be prosecuted on an individual basis. Now, law enforcement and the government use RICO in order to go after the top leadership in addition to hit men and capos. If you get accused under RICO, your sentence could be more significant. That’s why you need a lawyer with a proven track record in trying cases related to alleged mob crimes.
If you are tried in a court of law for charges unrelated to RICO, a mob lawyer can still help you beat your case. Your original criminal charge can carry one sentence, but if you are connected to a gang or the mob, the judge can add to your original sentence and double the length of prison time you serve. That’s why it’s important to beat your original charge, as to not get hit with an additional gang or mob charge.
No matter what law enforcement, the government, and FBI are accusing you of, contact our office. The initial consultation before taking on your case is free. Your defense attorney will do everything in their power to get you cleared of your original charge and not get gang-related charges added to your sentence.
The court system in Las Vegas, NV can be complex and tough on mob-related crimes, so it’s important to hire a lawyer who has a clear idea of how the laws work and what your rights are. We will aggressively fight to protect your rights and provide you with the best defense possible. Call our offices today and schedule your free consultation, and let us help you win your case.