Probation From RICO Charge

Our client was charged and put on probation on a RICO charge, which was a first-degree felony.  Client’s original term of probation was 10 years. We did not represent the client on this charge. However, the Client hired us to file a Motion for Early Termination on her case. At the time the client hired us, the client had been on probation approximately six years of her 10-year term. She had paid off the large amount of money that she owed and otherwise completed all of her other terms of probation.

While she had only been on probation for a few of the ten total years that she was sentenced to, we thought it was worth trying to terminate her probation. After the informative Motion was filed and submitted to the Court, we got word that the Motion to Terminate the Client’s probation had been granted! The Client only served three of the ten years of her probation!

This was a great result for the client, being that every year of probation is a nuisance for an individual, let alone seven.  Those seven years will be better spent.

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Penalties for a RICO Charge in Florida

RICO charges are extremely serious and can be used to arrest and imprison individuals suspected of having a pattern of racketeering. Even individuals who are not directly related to the ring of illegal activity can be charged and convicted on RICO charges. For this reason and many others, you should be aware of the penalties associated with this charge. Racketeering in Florida is a first-degree penalty which is punishable by up to:

  • 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • The  defendant may be ordered to pay treble damages  depending on case specifics
  • The party who was harmed by the RICO violation may sue the defendant for damages
  • The defendant may lose assets and property gained through the company involved in the RICO violations

RICO laws allow for the seizure of property of the convicted party. Don’t lose all you have worked for, fight the charges against you with an experienced team of attorneys. Lack of knowledge, lack of “pattern of racketeering activity,” and withdrawal are all just defenses to a racketeering charge. The federal crime lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm can help mitigate the charges against you and may even have charges dropped if possible. Brice Aikens is a Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer who can guide you through every step of the legal process. At our firm, we believe everyone deserves a second chance. Get yours when you contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.