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Rico (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) Understanding It All…

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a controversial and innovative federal penal statute. Adopted as part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, RICO created several new crimes, revived the concept of property forfeiture as a punishment for crimes, and instituted a new civil cause of action that has generated a … Read More

If Approached or Stopped by a Police Officer

Keep your hands where the officer can see them and don’t put them in your pockets, or below the steering wheel. Follow the officer’s instructions. Speak to the officer with the same level of respect that you would expect from the officer. Remain calm and do not escalate the situation. Do not touch the officer … Read More

What To Do If the Feds Contact You

Trust me. It can be a harrowing and anxiety-filled experience for the federal government to send its agents from the Justice Department to come and speak to you. You should not take this situation lightly. They are highly trained interrogators and investigators and you should have a skilled attorney that has sat through, appeared in … Read More

Police at Your Home

Usually if a police officer knocks on your door, it is for one of these reasons: To interview you or a member of the household as a witness or a suspect to an incident that is being investigated; To serve an arrest warrant; To serve a search warrant; To make a notification. If they are … Read More

Attorney Ray Richards:A first for everything!

In twenty years of practicing criminal defense law in State and Federal Court, I have seen and heard of many conduits for the sale and distribution of drugs! This is one that shocks the conscience! Defense lawyer has their work cut out for them on this case!

Attorney Ray Richards:Some call it karma,some call it capitalism…

This prosecution/trial demonstrates how extreme capitalism will most certainly get you indicted. Mr Shkreli pushed the envelope on raising the price of a epipen treatment from $75 per does to $750 per dose drew alot of media attention. He claimed it was a business decision based on capital market tradition. Government thought otherwise and started … Read More

Attorney Ray Richards: Accept/Spend the Gov’t Money Wisely or they will Indict you!

The Government is on a rampage with prosecutions nationwide involving the application, retention and distribution/spending of Government funding! From the Hurricane Katrina prosecutions, government contract investigations to federal funding related to school and some healthcare special programs! One must be diligent and very careful when accepting money/contracts from and dealing with the government with the … Read More

Attorney Ray Richards: Best Advice Ever! Keep your mouth Shut and Call me!

Just Shut up and Save yourself from yourself! PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS ADVICE. A wide variety of people are arrested every day and the majority of the individuals make the same mistakes which make their situation even worse. Many of these reactions are understandable, however some defy logic and reason. Nobody plans on being … Read More

Attorney Ray Richards:How to deal with being arrested or charged with a crime!

Being arrested is not a pleasant experience, regardless if you are guilty or not! If you’ve been arrested or accused of a crime, think about hiring a competent criminal defense lawyer to represent you, especially if you are looking at jail time. Of course, you don’t have to speak with a criminal attorney if you don’t want … Read More

Senate Saves Medical Marijuana from Sessions Crosshairs

Yesterday was a victory for the medical marijuana industry and the states that rely on the same for tax revenue! The biggest winner were the patients that have found relief in their medical conditions with the use of the legal consumption of medical marijuana! However please continue to be vigilant patients,, caregivers and legal certified … Read More