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Okeechobee RICO Charges Dropped

In a recent Okeechobee court case, it was revealed that charges in case #15CFS111 and #15CF495 have been dropped. The charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering stemming from the distribution of methamphetamine originated from a raid where 35 people from Okeechobee, Glades, Polk and Highlands counties had been were arrested in 2015

 The charges were quite serious as it fell under the RICO Act. The RICO Act or simply RICO, is a federal law that come with increased penalties, including the seizure of assets and a longer sentence if convicted.

The two Okeechobee residents and defendants of the case can now sigh a breath of release after it was announced on May 19th, 2017 that these charges had been dropped against them.

Defense attorney, Renier Ledezma of Ledezma Law Firm representing the two stated:

“Facing federal charges is likely the most daunting situation an individual can experience. The State Attorney’s decision to throw out these charges is a positive development and a demonstration that justice has prevailed for my clients.”

With the vast resources available to state investigators, the State Attorney’s office can afford to take its time gathering evidence and constructing its case. Often a State ttorney is ready to go to court before an arrest is made. 

Don’t imagine you can talk your way out of a State or federal indictment – you are not in a good position to do so if arrested.

Don’t talk to federal investigators at all without legal representation. If you or a loved one is connected with a federal investigation or has been arrested for a federal crime, act now and contact our firm.

In an initial interview you’ll have the opportunity to ask all the questions you want, and learn more about your case. We’ll evaluate your case situation with you, develop a strategy to win or successfully negotiate the best options for your particular case. Ledezma Law firm have the skills and training, plus the financial resources necessary to negotiate settlements favorable for our clients. Our attorneys will absolutely litigate to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Ask about our experience helping victims of personal injury and truck accidents too.