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What makes RICO charges so serious?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, is a federal law designed to combat organized crime. A major component of this law is the legal ability to hold participants liable for the acts of others. In a typical organized crime scheme, lower-ranking members actually carry out the criminal acts, and prosecutors can have a hard time implicating the higher-ups who ordered the acts and made money from them.

Why drug dogs need a warrant to sniff out your home

Besides supplying you with shelter and storage, your home provides privacy, and you want to be sure that what you do inside your home remains private unless you choose to do otherwise. Even if you are engaging in illegal activity, you have the right for law enforcement to follow legal procedures on discovering and confirming the criminal behavior. Police officers have to follow specific laws on what they can do on or in your property and when, and those restrictions extend to the actions of police dogs. Learn what the law says about drug dogs sniffing out your home without a warrant.