Oklahoma Gambling Defense Attorney
If you find yourself charged with a gambling crime, you need an Oklahoma gambling defense attorney who has experience in this area, and Franklin Law Firm, P.C. has that experience. As an experienced criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma, Marna Franklin has the necessary skill-set to ensure that your case is handled with care. In recent years, the Department of Justice has increased the prosecution of those engaged in illegal gambling charging individuals with offenses that include racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, and operating an illegal gambling business. Like many federal prosecutions, these cases may list many defendants and corporate entities that include alleged CEOs of the operation, as well as bookies, runners and bankers that span across the United States. The racketeering and money laundering charges by themselves carry a maximum sentence of twenty years, and all individual defendants are likely to be named defendants in the racketeering, conspiracy and illegal gambling business charges. In order to be found guilty of conducting an illegal gambling business, the Government is required to prove that the defendant and four or more other persons knowingly owned/conducted/financed/managed/supervised/directed all or part of a gambling business; the gambling business was in violation of the state law where it was conducted in; and the gambling business either was in continuous operation for more than 30 days or had a gross revenue of $2,000 or more on any single day.
While the Government may be determined to hold accountable and seize the assets of those they believe to be participating in illegal gambling, aggressive defense representation can be the difference in the success of the Government’s agenda.