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Organized Crime Laws

What is Organized Crime?

What is organized crime? Organized crime or criminal organizations are international, nationwide, or community groupings of federal enterprises run by criminals engaging in unlawful actions, most normally for monetary profit. There are some organized crime groups that are politically motivated, such as terrorists.

Where can someone find a copy of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 that someone could print out?

Here is the exact website to the replica of the copy of the Organized Crime Control Act 1970,
http://graham.main.nc.us/~bhammel/INS/RICO.html;

and here is a different one as well:
http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/110mcrm.htm

What are some of examples of organized crime?

Most organized crime groups are set up in a manner similar to that of the corporate structure. In so far as it is a formalized hierarchy whose primary objective is to make money, although the organized crime organization does so though illegal means. Some groups uphold their place during the use of real or threatened hostility, crooked community officials, implant, or extortion, and usually have a major influence on the citizens in their locales, district, or the nation as a whole. Here is a helpful website to the F.B.I. Organized Crime site.

With a pending “Engaged in Organized Crime” charge due to be placed on pre-trial diversion in Texas I was charged with DWI in a different county; will this affect the diversion? Should I stay with the same attorney?

In the state of Texas, if the behavior that triggers a conviction precedes the individual’s position on pretrial diversion, then the individual cannot be canceled even if the guilty verdict takes place following the individual’s pretrial diversion begins. For this reason it is necessary to get the best results possible in both locations. If the attorney you are using is willing to go to the other county, it is better to stick to one that knows the whole story. If a public defender is involved they normally are limited to the county they are assigned.

What is the definition of organized criminal mischief?

"Criminal Mischief" is basically vandalism.

"§ 28.03. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. (a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner:
(1) he intentionally or knowingly damages or destroys the tangible property of the owner;
(2) he intentionally or knowingly tampers with the tangible property of the owner and causes pecuniary loss or substantial inconvenience to the owner or a third person; or
(3) he intentionally or knowingly makes markings, including inscriptions, slogans, drawings, or paintings, on the tangible property of the owner."

Organized crime is the following:
"§ 71.02. ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
(a) A person commits an offense if, with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination or as a member of a criminal street gang, he commits or conspires to commit one or more of the following:"

"Organized Crime is basically an enhancement statute to the underlying charges when the crime was committed in concert with a gang, etc. (All those terms are define in §71.01.)

What constitutes organized criminal activity, and how many people have to be involved?

By statute, the individual should have three or more individuals’ working together to commit an offense.
TITLE 11. ORGANIZED CRIME
CHAPTER 71. ORGANIZED CRIME
Sec. 71.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter,
(a) "Combination" means three or more persons who collaborate in carrying on criminal activities, although:
(1) participants may not know each other's identity;
(2) membership in the combination may change from time to time; and
(3) participants may stand in a wholesaler-retailer or other arm's-length relationship in illicit distribution operations.

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