In contrast, in Ohio, it only takes two people to engage in a pattern of
corrupt activity, and there is no requirement that the Defendant be found
guilty of any underlying criminal offenses. These two major differences
in state and federal law has caused state law enforcement and prosecutors
to overuse the Ohio RICO statute, especially in the run of the mill drug
crime – trafficking and even simple possession.
At The Stone Law Firm, LTD we have experience dealing with the RICO statutes
and successfully defending individuals charged in federal and state courts.
It is imperative that those individuals who may be under investigation
or under arrest for state and/or federal RICO charges assert their right
to remain silent and their right to an attorney. It does not matter whether
he or she actually committed any crime, remaining silent until he or she
has spoken with a competent criminal defense attorney is often the difference
in finding the truth and/or successfully asserting a defense to such charges in Ohio.
Convictions under the state and federal RICO statutes can lead to prolonged
incarceration in state prison and even a life sentence in a federal penitentiary,
loss of employment, loss of the right to vote and loss of the right to
carry a firearm – just to name a few.
The Stone Law Firm, LTD is conveniently located in Bucyrus, Ohio –
equidistant to most federal and state courts in Northcentral Ohio and
represents individuals throughout Crawford, Seneca, Wyandot County and
all over Northcentral Ohio; and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
Ohio. In fact, we have even been accepted to practice
pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
If you are under investigation for state or federal RICO charges, or have
a loved one incarcerated under either of these statutes anywhere in Ohio
or across the country, we invite you to contact us today for a