If you have been charged with racketeering or are being investigated, consult an U S West Communications attorney who knows the antiracketeering law and can mount an aggressive defense for you. If you are convicted on racketeering charges you can be faced with heavy fines and even a prison sentence.
Racketeering is the commission of a pattern of crimes and the conspiracy to commit the crimes. Racketeering is involves the operation of an enterprise that makes money through unlawful means such as fraud, extortion, bribery, or exploitation. The laws provide penalties to deter the exploitation and corruption of individuals, public officials, police, and legitimate businesses and labor unions.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.
Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.
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