RICO Act Violations

The Florida Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) makes it unlawful to participate in an enterprise through racketeering or related conspiracies to commit various crimes, including but not limited to robbery, kidnapping, murder, and more. To put it simply, RICO is essentially participating in organized crime. Prosecution of RICO cases may involve wiretap evidence, business records, and other financial documents.

RICO Penalties

RICO is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.


Common defenses to RICO include a lack of knowledge of the racketeering activity within the enterprise, a lapse of the statute of limitations, and lack of organization within the same criminal enterprise, i.e., the crimes were committed outside of the enterprise or are not connected to the same criminal enterprise.

Our firm has extensive knowledge of the complex nature of RICO charges. It is critical to have an experienced attorney to navigate through this type of charge and prepare a strong defense to either significantly reduce the charge and penalties.