Criminal defense for racketeering charges

If you have been charged with violating the RICO Act in Ohio, the Columbus criminal defense law firm of Yavitch & Palmer has the experience, perseverance and the professional worth ethic you are looking for in legal representation.

These charges are extremely difficult and you owe it to yourself to have your case evaluated by highly competent white collar crime attorneys.

The RICO Act

The RICO Act, or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, is a federal white collar crime law that issues long-term criminal punishments for activities that are executed by an active criminal organization.

If anyone is part of an organization and have committed any two of 27 federal crimes or eight state crimes in a ten-year window, they are in violation of the RICO Act. The public often associates state and federal RICO charges with organized crime syndicates. But these laws can apply to everyone, even individuals.

State racketeering offenses

  • Murder
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Gambling
  • Kidnapping
  • Bribery
  • Engaging in obscene matter

Federal racketeering offenses

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Slavery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Theft
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Money laundering
  • Murder-for-hire
  • Drug trafficking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Securities fraud
  • Terrorist acts

If you face criminal charges in violation of the RICO Act in federal court in Ohio, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in Ohio right away. Yavitch & Palmer will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights and explore sound legal options for your case.

Call us today at 614-224-6142 or fill out our online contact form.

Meet your Trial Defense Team

Should your case require a trial, our vast network of experts are just a call away. From DNA specialists to Polygraph professionals, we routinely partner with the best to reach optimal outcomes. They’re our Trial Defense Team, and they’re here to support our attorneys in crafting the best defense for your case.