Accused of Racketeering?
Renowned Memphis White Collar Crimes Attorney
Any organization running an illegal business or using a legal business to embezzle money can be charged with racketeering. This is a federal crime and a felony offense which means you could be facing several years in jail if found guilty. Get legal defense from our Memphis criminal defense lawyer who can construct a strong and viable legal defense to keep you out of jail and your record clean.
At The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., you have access to our lead Attorney Ferguson, who is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This means he has considerable experience in handling criminal defense cases and has achieved significant success in this field. Attorney Ferguson has in fact spent over 20 years handling criminal defense cases and comes highly recommended by past clients. Our firm is ready to take on your charges no matter the details of your case.
What punishments do I face?
Racketeering is considered a RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization) in Tennessee and is a Class B felony. You need to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been accused even if there is no substance to the charge.
Those convicted could face the following penalties:
- Up to $25,000 in fines
- Up to 20 years in prison for each count of racketeering
- Forfeiture of money or property illegal obtained
- Possible house arrest
- Restitution with interest
- Probationary period
You do not need to be proved to have personally committed any illegal acts yourself for a racketeering charge, only that you oversaw an organization which regularly performed illegal activities. Because of the complex nature of racketeering and RICO cases, you need an expert Memphis white collar crimes attorney to protect you.
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The prosecution is still required to show a direct link between yourself and the criminal activity being committed. If you were unaware of or had no relation to any illegal activity being conducted, there may not be any basis for a racketeering charge.
The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. can begin by explaining your charges to you and putting together a sound strategy to avoid a conviction. We can work to discredit the prosecution and protect you from a conviction at all costs.
The prosecution will be putting a case against you together quickly so speak with our firm today!