RICO Defense Lawyer in Atlanta & Alpharetta, Georgia
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law that allows for federal prosecution and civil lawsuits when it can be shown that a criminal act is part of a criminal organization. The RICO Act was passed to allow the federal government to prosecute the mafia and others believed to be engaged in organized crime, but the use has been expanded over the years. The Ford Law Firm has RICO defense lawyers to represent clients charged under this federal law.
RICO charges can be brought against any individual suspected of being involved in a conspiracy to commit a crime. This additional charge enables law enforcement to increase the penalties a defendant faced and enables charges against separate defendants to be combined into a single RICO charge. This charge is now being used routinely in drug cases, fraud, white collar crimes, and other situations.
When you are being investigated under RICO, it is essential to have an experienced criminal lawyer to protect your rights. At the Ford Law Firm, we have represented clients in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia who have been charged under the RICO Act. We work with our clients to assemble an appropriate defense team that includes the attorney, client and experts in related fields.
We thoroughly investigate the situation, using private investigators, forensic experts and other experts. We analyze the body of evidence the government is using to support its case of racketeering and conspiracy and review the bargaining advantages and disadvantages with the client. All decisions regarding our aggressive representation in a jury trial are made with the full participation of the client. Please contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our RICO defense lawyers.