RICO Charges Require Knowledgeable Defense

The RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) gives the federal government tremendous powers to go after alleged racketeering. To defend against federal racketeering charges, it is vital to have a powerful and experienced federal criminal defense lawyer on your side.

One of America's premier criminal defense lawyers, Frank Rubino has more than 30 years of experience handling some of the largest criminal trials in the United States. In his past notable cases, he has defended former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, and the Libyans accused of the Scotland Lockerbie plane bombing. His experience in federal and international criminal trials has led him to regular appearances as a criminal law expert on CNN and Fox News.

Experience Defending Against Federal Racketeering Charges

Frank A. Rubino has represented government leaders and internationally recognized figures in U.S. federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. By working selectively with those clients most in need of sophisticated defense, he has delivered effective defense strategies that result in acquittals and reduced charges for clients at greatest risk for lengthy prison sentences on RICO charges.

Among other notable cases, attorney Rubino defended Father Lorenzo Zorza, who endured federal racketeering charges in conjunction to the so-called Pizza Connection case. The trial occurred far from his law offices in Miami and Houston; it was held in the Federal District Court of New York City.

Understanding Racketeering Charges

Racketeering is a federal charge brought against people considered to be career criminals or drug kingpins. You can face federal racketeering charges if the feds suspect you of two or more criminal acts — such as drug trafficking, wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion or money laundering — committed within a 10-year period. If convicted of a RICO charge, you could face as much as 20 years in prison, as well as financial penalties and seizure of assets.

RICO cases are complex. Charges are usually brought after a lengthy grand jury investigation. As soon as you suspect that you are under investigation, or if you have been charged with any drug crime involving large quantities of drugs, drug smuggling across state or national borders, in addition to related crimes (financial crimes or weapons offenses), get the strongest possible defense.

Ample Experience Handling Complex Cases Involving Many Charges

Federal racketeering charges are often accompanied by many other charges. Attorney Rubino has experience assisting clients facing complex arrays of criminal charges, including the following:

Even if you are only under investigation, and have not yet been charged, you need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Many times, Mr. Rubino can meet with authorities before charges have been filed and negotiate lesser punishments or deals to drop investigations.

Get Knowledge and Experience on Your Side

Contact us to speak with Mr. Rubino about your case, or call 866-718-3994.