Accused of Involvement in Organized Crime? Contact Bill Kennedy Law Today
In the modern world, prosecution of illegal gang activity is growing more severe. The government seems to feel that organized crime is out of its control, and officials are striking down on individuals as a result.
The United States Department of Justice defines a gang as an association of three or more individuals. This faction collectively assumes a group identity with the purpose of participating in criminal activity. According to 18 U.S. Code § 521, a criminal street gang refers to an ongoing group, club, organization, or association of five or more people. The penalty for participation in a gang is up to five years of incarceration—that time can be increased by up to 10 years for any repeat offense.
If you are facing charges for involvement in an organized criminal body, including a drug cartel or an illegal gaming ring, you could potentially be imprisoned and thereby deprived of your freedom. If you do not know your constitutional rights, you could end up in even more trouble than necessary. Absolutely remember to maintain your silence, and make sure when you talk about your case it is only in the presence of an experienced lawyer.