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Racketeering/Illegally Conducting An Enterprise (State Charge)

Racketeering/Illegally Conducting An Enterprise (State Charge)

Watch this video of David Michael Cantor explain RICO Charges / Racketeering / Illegally Conducting an Enterprise.


If you are facing Illegal Control Of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting An Enterprise charges, you need an expert Criminal Defense Attorney with a proven track record on your side. A RICO conviction has sentences of up to 25 years to life in prison. These charges are some of the most serious White Collar charges in Arizona, and nothing to take lightly.

David Michael Cantor is a Certified Criminal Defense Specialist and the premier Defense Attorney in Arizona. DM Cantor is AV® rated and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section and has a proven track record in defending RICO and Illegally Conducting An Enterprise charges in Arizona.

Do not hire anyone less than the best to defend you with these serious allegations.

Racketeering / Illegal Control Of An Enterprise/Illegal Conducting An Enterprise

A.R.S. §13-2301, 13-2312, 13-2313, and 13-2314

These charges are sometimes mistakenly referred to as RICO (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organization Act) charges. RICO charges are Federal Charges and not state charges.

A.R.S. §13-2301 defines Enterprise as any corporation, partnership, association, labor union or other legal entity or any group of persons associated in fact although not a legal entity.

A.R.S. §13-2301 also defines Racketeering as any act, including any preparatory or completed offense in which the act involves any of the following committed for financial gain: Theft, Asserting False Claims, Intentional or Reckless False Statements, Resale of Realty with the Intent to Defraud, Intentional or Reckless Fraud in the Purchase or Sale of Securities, Intentional or Reckless Sale of Unregistered Securities or Real Property Securities, Money Laundering, Restraint of Trade or Commerce (in violation of A.R.S. §34-252) or Counterfeiting (as per A.R.S. §44-1453.)

Racketeering may also include such crimes such as Homicide, Robbery, Kidnapping, Forgery, Bribery, Gambling, Usury, Extortion, Extortionate Extensions of Credit, Prohibited Drugs, Marijuana or other Dangerous Drugs, Trafficking and Explosives, Weapons or Stolen Property, Participating in a Criminal Syndicate, Obstructing or Hindering Criminal Investigations or Prosecutions, Obscenity, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Prostitution, Terrorism, Obscene or Indecent Telephone Communications to Minors for Commercial Purposes, Animal Terrorism or Ecological Terrorism and Human Smuggling if committed for financial gain.

Illegal Control of an Enterprise A.R.S. §13-2312(A) is a class 3 Felony and defined as when a person, through Racketeering or its proceeds, acquires or maintains, by investment or otherwise, control of any enterprise.

Illegally Conducting an Enterprise A.R.S. §13-2312(B)is a class 3 Felony and is defined as a person who is employed by or associated with any enterprise and conducts such enterprises or affairs through Racketeering or participates directly or indirectly in the conduct of any enterprise that the person knows is being conducted through Racketeering.

If a person violates either section A or B of the statute and hires, engages or uses a minor for any conduct preparatory to or in completion of any offense of this section, then they are guilty of a Class Two (2) Felony.

Illegal Control Of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting An Enterprise Sentences

Since, sentences for Illegal Control Of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting An Enterprise vary, to determine your range of sentencing, please contact DM Cantor to review your case specifics.

The Criminal Trial Lawyers at DM Cantor take pride in knowing more about the defense of Illegal Control Of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting An Enterprise than prosecutors and police officers. Some possible defenses are:

  • Lack of Intent
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • The Accused Is Not A Partner
  • Miranda Rights Violation
  • Denial of Right To Counsel

A conviction of Illegal Control Of An Enterprise or Illegally Conducting An Enterprise has lifelong consequences and your freedom is in jeopardy.

What is Your Freedom Worth To You & Your Family?

Call DM Cantor at 602-536-5730 or Contact Us Today For a Free Case Consultation.

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