RICO & Organized Crime
RICO & Organized Crime in Michigan
RICO is an acronym for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a criminal enterprise to be prosecuted for the crimes that they ordered others to commit.
Organized crime is a term used to describe any group of three or more people who engage in a criminal enterprise for profit. In Michigan, the penalties for engaging in organized crime are up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. If you are charged with engaging in organized crime, it is important to hire an attorney with experience in defending against RICO charges.
Mariell Lehman has over 12 years of experience defending people charged with RICO and organized crime offenses, and she can help you navigate the complex legal process. Contact Mariell Lehman today to schedule a consultation.