Experienced In Complex RICO Appeals
RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) is a set of federal laws that focus on the criminal prosecution of racketeering and organized crime. Traditionally, mafia and racketeering were the primary targets of RICO, but it now includes a wide range of white-collar crimes as well. The penalties for RICO-related convictions can be severe and these charges are difficult to defend against at trial, but the good news is that these cases are complicated for judges as well. In appellate law, to get an appeal, you have to show some kind of error on the part of the trial court. RICO cases often have errors that could lead to appeals.
Do not try to handle your own appeal and do not work with an inexperienced lawyer. Most likely, your appeal could be your last realistic chance to get the right result. I have been handling complex federal appeals cases, including RICO cases, for more than 20 years. I have a thorough understanding of criminal appeals, at both the state level and federal appeals. From the office of Just Appeals, The Law Office Of Scott M. Davidson, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I represent clients in all types of federal criminal appeals, including RICO and similar cases.
Complications In RICO Cases
RICO charges are notoriously complicated, requiring a sophisticated legal approach to defend against them effectively.
Many RICO cases start with problems on a defendant’s tax returns. Something looks suspicious, which triggers a more in-depth investigation. Many racketeering, organized crime, and white-collar crime investigations involve illegal wiretapping surveillance techniques that are difficult to uncover.
Although the legal complications of these cases can be a challenge at the trial level, they can be a tremendous advantage when appealing a conviction. It takes specific experience and appellate knowledge to handle these claims effectively. For more than 20 years, my clients have trusted me to protect their rights in complex criminal appeals.