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Organized Crime Defense

Are you being investigated for or have you been charged with an organized crime?

Do you feel that you were arrested for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time? If so, you need the help of an experienced criminal attorney to determine your best defense strategy. In the modern commercial world, it is not uncommon for an innocent individual to be involved in a crime with no intent of participating in unlawful activities. Most organized crime groups today no longer fit the stereotypes associated with a street gang or mob family, and it is easy to become entangled in an organized crime scheme while being totally unaware of the group's vertical structure and control.

At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, our lawyers understand the legal strategies needed for the defense of criminal charges involving:

  • Fraudulent Schemes
  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Loan Shark Operations
  • Trafficking of Stolen Goods
  • Hijacking of Cargo
  • Bribery
  • Securities "Pump & Dump"
  • Smuggling & Prostitution
  • Racketeering (Civil RICO)
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Generally speaking, organized crime groups aim to create a genuine front for laundering illegally gained income through legitimate businesses. The hierarchical structure of these groups protects those in power from being easily identified by law enforcement. These groups exist in violation of multiple state statutes and federal racketeering laws. Racketeering is a crime under Chapter 895 of the Florida Statutes, and these laws are incredibly complex. If you are being investigated for participation in an organized crime group, it is critical that you protect your rights and have an attorney by your side. It is all too easy for one's own defense to be damaged while attempting to cooperate with investigators without legal representation present. If your future is on the line, call us at 352.377.7800 or use our 24/7 Contact Us form to learn more about our aggressive defense strategies.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of criminal defense. Seek the services of a qualified attorney immediately upon learning about an investigation of or possible arrest for any criminal charges.

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