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A Steep Rise of Racketeering and Other Crimes

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What is Racketeering? You may ask. Well, racketeering is very often connected with organized crime. It is basically the ‘act’ of providing a dishonest service (or as one would say a “racket”) to resolve a problem, which would not otherwise exist without the initial offering of the service. As per the RICO act, racketeering includes a list of thirty-five crimes. A person could be fined with $25,000 and jailed for a period of 20 years if convicted for racketeering.

A Closer Look at ‘Racketeering’

To give you a brief example of what racketeering actually is, read on. Suppose there is an organization that offers ‘protection’ to your car tires. Behind the scene what happens is that the organization slashes the car’s tires and unknowingly the vehicle owner comes to the organization to fix the problem. Now this problem wouldn’t have existed in the first place if the organization promising the solution wouldn’t exist. Other common examples of racketeering include money laundering, extortion, loan sharking, bribery and obstruction of justice.

Other than racketeering, another crime that is seen on rise is DUI. Now if you are wondering what that is, we are here to help you out. DUI basically stand for Driving under Influence or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). It is the crime of driving your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It prohibits the usage of recreational drugs and even those given by a doctor, which would affect the drivers’ driving capability. This step is taken to safeguard the driver and the others on road. People who receive DUI offenses are most often those struggling from alcohol dependence or alcoholism.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a grave crime in Arizona and Phoenix. Prosecutors never take it lightly even for the first-time offenders. If you are facing such charges, make sure to use the services of the best Phoenix DUI Lawyer.