Orlando Theft Lawyer

In the 1970s, in order to fight the growing rate of organized crimes such as drug rings, gangs and other groups forming to engage in criminal activities, the federal government created and enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). This act allows law enforcement and prosecutors to go after groups of criminals who are considered to be racketeering and performing other criminal acts as an enterprise. What is unique about RICO is that it can bring both criminal charges resulting in potential criminal penalties as well as civil actions to obtain treble damages. Treble damages — meaning three times the amount in compensation — are reserved for the most offensive civil actions.

As you can see, any charges brought under RICO are very serious. You are now in the federal prosecutor's realm. It is very important to your freedom and future that you do not waste any time in obtaining serious and seasoned criminal defense counsel. For RICO defense in Orlando, reach out online to The Umansky Law Firm. Our attorneys can provide effective defense strategies for RICO charges in Florida.

RICO Penalties In Florida

Aside from victims of your alleged crimes bringing forth a civil lawsuit under RICO (which Florida provides for under the Florida Civil Theft statute), which could mean serious monetary damages, federal prosecutors could charge you with multiple offenses under RICO. Federal penalties include up to 20 years in jail, up to $250,000 in fines and seizure/forfeiture of your property and assets.

Clients facing RICO charges in Florida are at risk of literally losing everything, including their freedom. We cannot stress enough the importance of talking to one of our experienced defense lawyers to immediately start helping you and developing defense tactics and strategies for your specific RICO case.

RICO is a very broad federal body of law that prosecutors can use at their discretion. It is complicated and takes knowledgeable legal counsel to weave through it successfully. RICO charges can be brought for a wide range of alleged racketeering activities, including:

  • Threats or attempts of murder, kidnapping or arson
  • Robbery, theft and burglary
  • Extortion, money laundering and fraud
  • Other white collar crimes such as counterfeiting and embezzlement
  • Drug-related crimes including possession, distribution and trafficking

This is an extremely large range of crimes that our law firm is more than prepared to defend against on your behalf. Call 407-228-3838 to schedule your appointment.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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