Defense Against Organized Crime Charges In Michigan
The phrase “organized crime” may conjure images of the Mafia in New York, or maybe even The Godfather or The Sopranos. But organized crime can take many forms: one of the most common in Michigan is organized retail fraud rings. While individual acts of theft from a store result in some financial benefit, it’s a well-known phenomenon that some people organize themselves into crime rings and systematically commit retail fraud at big-box stores such as Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other stores. By using multiple people at multiple stores, these groups make it much harder for security staff to recognize the faces of past shoplifters. Meanwhile, these groups amass a large supply of stolen goods that might be stored in a rented garage for later sale at a profit.
Another common form of 21st century organized crime is prescription medication rings. In this situation, offenders buy prescription medicine from legitimate patients, and sell those pills at a hefty profit on the street. In some cases, doctors are also recruited to write illegal prescriptions to “patients” who don’t genuinely need the medication.
If you’ve been charged with committing a series of organized crimes, it’s important to speak with a lawyer right away. Because this involves multiple crimes and not just one isolated instance of shoplifting or fraud, the consequences can be proportionately severe. However, I will work with you to understand the context that led charges to be filed against you, and I will help you mount a strong defense.
Fight Organized Crime Charges, With An Attorney’s Help
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