Cleveland OH RICO Defense Lawyers

Cleveland Ohio Racketeering

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  • Over 50 years of combined defense experience
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Wise Laws has Cleveland defense attorneys on staff possessing a superior understanding of the complicated laws and issues applying to Cleveland Racketeer Influenced and Cleveland Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) litigation. We defend persons facing Cleveland racketeering charges in Cleveland.

Several of our Cleveland attorneys have worked previously as Cleveland prosecutors in various cities across Cleveland OH and have strategic insights of RICO trials, including the process of investigations, and how to defend those charged with racketeering.

Our background includes knowledge of and experience with:

  • Cleveland Ohio Racketeering
  • Cleveland Bribery and bribery-related cases, including sports bribery
  • Acts or threats involving Cleveland Murder, murder for hire or Kidnapping
  • Cleveland Gambling and transmission of gambling information
  • Cleveland Extortion
  • Cleveland Trafficking of Drugs or other controlled substances
  • Counterfeiting and money laundering in Cleveland
  • Restriction on payments and loans to labor organizations
  • Cleveland Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud and financial institution fraud
  • Unlawful reproduction of papers or procurement of citizenship or naturalization
  • False statements relating to the application, use, misuse or forgery of a passport, visas, permits or other documents
  • Obstruction of justice in Cleveland Ohio
  • Peonage, slavery or trafficking in persons in Cleveland OH

Cleveland RICO Penalties

The maximum penalties for a person charged as a Cleveland racketeer are stiff and may include up to 20 years time in Cleveland prison and enormous fines. In addition to this, forfeiture of the business, personal holdings and any monies accumulated from the criminal activity are usually to be expected in settlement. These cases do not end in criminal court, since they are often re-tried in civil courts where plaintiffs are permitted to bring actions resulting in triple damage awards.

Government investigators are highly trained at uncovering racketeering schemes and will manipulate juries to believe that greed is the only factor - thus negating any sympathetic feeling from the jury. Once a Cleveland OH racketeering scheme is uncovered, inexperienced trial defense attorneys often miss critical sections in the law that might be applicable in specific situations. Wise Laws has a team of Cleveland attorneys experienced on all aspects of the Cleveland laws applicable to racketeering.

Defense Strategies

Wise Laws has a successful history of winning in RICO Cleveland defense cases and represents people facing Cleveland Ohio racketeering and other serious charges. The Cleveland attorneys at Wise Laws know the applicable laws and legislation, understand issues relating to judges, Cleveland prosecutors, Cleveland district attorneys and the technology used against in the defense of racketeering or Cleveland organized crime related charges.

We have experience with the following types of RICO Cleveland litigation:

  • Legitimate business claims in Cleveland
  • Police misconduct in Cleveland
  • False accusations
  • RICO enforcement actions
  • Victim reliance conflicts
  • Dismissal actions
Cleveland Ohio Racketeering charges in Cleveland are charges requiring an experienced team who understand the Cleveland laws and fight aggressively to win. Call the Cleveland RICO defense lawyers at Wise Laws today at 800-270-8184 for your private, risk-free consultation.