What Are Racketeering Charges?
You may be charged with racketeering if you are alleged to have engaged in a pattern of “racketeering activities” as part of an organized group or enterprise. Whether you were charged under RICO or New Jersey’s racketeering laws, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you fight these charges head-on.
You can be charged under state or federal racketeering laws for many different types of “racketeering activities,” such as:
- Drug crimes
- Prostitution under N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1
- Extortion under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5
- Forgery under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a
- Fraud under New Jersey Law
Racketeering may involve organized crime activity, but it does not necessarily have to involve organized crime. RICO has provided the federal government with a great deal of power to accuse and charge figures alleged to be involved in organized crime or racketeering. Extensive investigations under RICO are common. We have the experience necessary to delve deeply into what took place during the investigation into your activities.
Defending You Against Racketeering Charges in New Jersey
Racketeering convictions often mean lengthy prison sentences, seizure of assets, forfeiture and other punishments. You stand to lose a lot, but our experienced attorneys are ready to fight these charges against you aggressively. Each case is unique, but racketeering defenses may involve insufficient evidence, improper police procedures, lack of knowledge of illegal activity or other things.
Attorneys Charles F. Clark and Ryan J. Clark have experience as former prosecutors. As such, they have an in-depth and hands-on understanding of how racketeering investigations are carried out and common mistakes made within the investigations. We know what information the prosecution wants. We use all of our understanding and experience to move your case in the direction we want.
To learn more about our experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey, please call Clark & Noonan, LLC at 732-303-7857 for a free consultation. We serve Newark, Jersey City and all of the surrounding areas.