Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) Statute

Defending Against Continuing Criminal Enterprise Violations

Seek experienced legal counsel promptly if you have been charged with a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act or the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) statute in connection with drug trafficking charges. The CCE statute is used to obtain convictions of organizers, managers or supervisors of major narcotics organizations who have earned substantial amounts of income through illegal drug offense activities.

A CCE conviction carries with it serious consequences, including:

  • Imprisonment of 20 years to life
  • A fine of not more than $2 million
  • Forfeiture of profits obtained through a criminal drug-related enterprise

When killing accompanies organized drug trafficking activity, the death penalty is a possibility. Probation or parole are not options in the case of a CCE conviction.

For such a serious criminal case, you need experienced legal advice. At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., our attorneys bring a level of skill and experience in criminal defense that few law firms in the St. Louis area or elsewhere can match. We have been defending the accused since 1937. Our attorneys’ decades of combined experience gives us knowledge and tools needed to defend our clients’ rights vigorously. Attorney Richard Sindel has achieved favorable outcomes in criminal cases in a number of other states, in federal courts around the country and in the United States Supreme Court where he successfully secured reversals twice.

The Stakes Are High In CCE Cases

Because CCE violations carry severe penalties, it is vital to meet the charges with a thorough, aggressive defense strategy. If you are facing charges of a CCE statute violation in Missouri, the skilled attorneys of Richard H. Sindel, Inc., invite you to discuss your situation in our law offices. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our St. Louis criminal defense attorneys, call 314-721-7113 contact us online. We are prepared to defend you with determination.