The crime of Racketeering is a first degree felony in the State of Florida and carries a maximum penalty of 30 years. In order to convict someone of the crime of Racketeering ,the State must prove that a person acted as part of an “enterprise” to commit a “pattern of racketeering activity.”
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An enterprise can be a group of people or can be as few as two people. The definition of a enterprise is a very complex area of law.
In order to have a pattern of racketeering activity someone must commit more than one crime. The State can go back for many years and prosecute old offenses because only the last crime must be within the statute of limitations, which is the period of time that the State has to file charges.
Many people think of the “mafia” when they think of racketeering offenses. You do not have be a member of the mafia or a gang to be charged with this offense. Many people who engage in what they thought was a legitimate business have been charged with Racketeering.
Have you been charged with Racketeering?
This is a very complex area of law where Motions to Dismiss can be very beneficial to your case. You need a lawyer with extensive experience in white collar crimes to analyze your case and defend it aggressively. Teresa Williams worked extensively on Racketeering cases while a prosecutor at the Statewide Prosecutor’s Office. She particularly specializes in pharmaceutical fraud cases in both State and Federal Courts. Call The law Offices of Teresa Williams today to schedule your free consultation with a seasoned defense attorney who is knowledgeable about this intricate and complicated area of law.