RICO & Racketeering Charges in Atlanta
Help from Highly Experienced Atlanta RICO Defense Lawyers
The United States government created the RICO Act to prosecute the mafia and organized crime for illegal business and other practices. Enacted in 1970, the RICO Act provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
However, in recent years, the use of RICO has expanded. RICO has been used to prosecute individuals, businesses, political groups, drug traffickers, churches, and even public school employees. Almost anyone can become the subject of a RICO prosecution.
If you are facing charges under RICO, you must work with defense lawyers who understand what prosecutors are thinking. Attorneys Nick Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum are both former prosecutors and experienced RICO defense attorneys in Atlanta. We now use our in-depth understanding of the prosecution to craft successful defense strategies.
What Crimes Fall Under The Rico Act?
The RICO Act is a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. In Georgia, the RICO Act is often used to prosecute violations of federal mail and wire fraud statutes and allegations of criminal behavior such as:
- Money Laundering
- Illegal Gambling
- Obstruction of Justice
- Activities Related to Criminal Schemes
The best defense against allegations of racketeering is one that starts early and explores every available option. We offer this diligent representation from start to finish, always intending to help you achieve the best possible results in and out of the courtroom. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Contact Us About RICO & Racketeering Charges
When you are facing potential charges under RICO or other racketeering laws, trust Seth Kirschenbaum and Nicholas Lotito for a strong defense. Our RICO defense lawyers are available by calling (404) 471-3177 or you can contact us online to schedule your free and confidential consultation. We are here to protect your rights.
I would recommend Seth without hesitation.- James
Thank You Nick, For Justice! The state of Georgia indicted me on two counts of Racketeering that I did not commit. Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness in interacting with all parties involved. Against almost insurmountable odds, he was able to get my case dismissed. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me. I consider him a superb criminal defense attorney and also call him my friend!- Harley
Nick Lotito recently represented one of my close family members in a vehicular homicide case. He helped our family navigate through this incredibly traumatic experience with grace and compassion. He was organized, well prepared, and thorough. And always responded to our emails and phone calls immediately. Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way. Highly, highly recommended!- Perri Eichenlaub
Good and Knowledgeable I was in a bad situation at one point in my life, the Federal Government brought criminal action against me and I knew i had to be accountable for my action. I was looking for a good lawyer who specialized in criminal lawyer, one who has professional experience in a court room and could give me a good advice on what I needed to do. I interviewed three lawyers and someone told me about Nicholas Lotito, so I meet with him and we talked for hours, I was very impressed with his honesty, I was convinced and had no doubts or uncertainty that he was the person I needed to represent me. At the end of the trial everything worked out good. So thank you Mr. Lotito for the good work you did.- Abe
Highest Praise I chose Nick after interviewing many criminal lawyers. It was the best decision I could have made.- Peter
Exactly who you want on your side. Initially I hired Nick Lotito for a whistle blower case. I am convinced that BEING an EXPERT isn't ENOUGH, AUTHORITY matters! He conducts himself in such a way that even the government officers involved take his words for it. He involved the right people early on. At some point, it was very clear that litigation was not a favorable option. He explored various options and got me immigration relief. It is my opinion that in looking for counsel, look no further if you are looking for best outcome.- DV
ACQUITTED Aggravated Assault
VACATED Aggravated Assault & Battery
REDUCED CHARGES Armed Robbery Conviction
DISMISSED Chop Shop & Possession of Vehicles w/ Altered Vin
ACQUITTED Conspiracy to Distribute