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Nevada Crime of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering (Conspiracy to Commit RICO)- NRS 200

conspiracy-to-commit-ricoCriminal conspiracy charges can be brought along with other crimes in many different types of Las Vegas criminal cases, including homicide , kidnapping, and arson.

Racketeering, or RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), is a special type of crime that the government works hard to prevent and punish. This means that the crime of conspiracy to commit racketeering has special provisions and penalties associated with it.

If you have been arrested for racketeering or conspiracy to commit racketeering in Nevada, hire experienced and skilled criminal defense counsel in Las Vegas as soon as possible to defend you.

Legal Definition of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, or RICO

The crime of racketeering involves at least two criminal activities carried out in the form of a business enterprise within a five year period in Nevada (or a ten year period for federal law purposes). The Mafia is a well-known example of very organized criminal activity that can constitute racketeering.

Not all crimes support racketeering, or conspiracy to commit racketeering, charges. Specific charges such as:

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are considered “predicate” crimes to racketeering. This means that if one or more of these crimes is committed in furtherance of an unlawful business enterprise, charges of racketeering may be appropriate.
Conspiracy to commit racketeering requires the agreement of two or more people to commit any of these crimes in an organized way.

Conspiracy to commit racketeering requires the agreement of two or more people to commit any of these crimes in an organized way.

Sentence for conspiracy to commit RICO in Nevada

A person convicted of a criminal conspiracy to commit racketeering in Nevada can be subject to the following punishment as a Category B felony:

  • 5 to 20 years in a Nevada prison; and
  • Up to $5,000 in fines.

Federal Sentence for Conspiracy to Commit RICO

Federal law carries even harsher penalties than Nevada law for a criminal conspiracy to commit RICO conviction. Under federal law, a defendant can be subject to up to 30 years in a federal prison and fines of $25,000.

More information about criminal conspiracy to commit racketeering in Nevada

All racketeering charges are serious and complicated crimes which are likely investigated over a long period of time. If you have been arrested for conspiring to commit the crime of racketeering in Nevada, you should exercise your right to hire a criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas as soon as possible.

Many criminal rules and laws are hidden in court opinions involving racketeering, and not just easily accessible in the criminal law statutes of Nevada. Nick Wooldridge – a skilled and experienced Las Vegas criminal attorney – can present a strong defense to conspiracy to commit racketeering charge, resulting in an acquittal at trial, or reduction of dismissal of the charges at the beginning of your case.

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