Effective Defense For RICO Allegations

State or federal allegations of a violation against the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act can mean harsh consequences for people and businesses in Lexington, Kentucky. When connected to RICO, crimes carry more extreme penalties than they would in other scenarios. At Landrum & Shouse LLP, our defense lawyers leverage decades of legal experience and success at the highest levels to advocate for clients facing RICO charges.

Establishing A Case

In order to prove racketeering, or committing offenses that benefit organized crime, prosecution must demonstrate a history of at least two different violations. These include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Drug trafficking
  • Securities fraud
  • Terrorism
  • Assisting in illegal immigration

Other crimes that fall under Title 18 of the United States Code also qualify under the RICO Act. Beyond establishing offenses, prosecution must undergo a complicated process to get a conviction that connects you with a criminal organization.

Representation With Results

Whether we are handling a RICO case or one involving another white collar crime, our defense attorneys do so with the utmost commitment to ethical and effective practice. Both R. Kent Westberry and Bennett E. Bayer have earned the rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, meaning their prowess in state and federal courts has earned the greatest esteem from peers. Although we serve as defense in highly publicized trials, we ultimately apply a calm yet powerful approach in each case we take.

Advocating For You

No matter what type of legal issue or obstacles you face, our firm is able and prepared to help. Contact us by phone at 859-554-4038 in Lexington and 502-589-7616 in Louisville. We are also available toll free at 888-322-2505. Alternatively, reach us and receive more information using our online form.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.