Illegal Gambling- Engaging in Organized Crime
Harris County, Houston, Texas Illegal Gambling Attorney
Engaging in Organized Crime Chapter 71 of the Texas Penal Code (embed this link http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.71.htm)
Chapter 71 of the Texas Penal Code provides a road map for criminal felony charges related to gambling. Investigators look for people working together profiting from Illegal Gambling. Law enforcement will take the Illegal Gambling statute (Chapter 47 of the Texas Penal Code imbed this link http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.47.htm) and use the Engaging in Organized Crime statute to create a felony charge. This increases exposure for those accused and creates leverage on the asset forfeiture end. Law enforcement will charge the targets with the felony crime while simultaneously seizing/freezing all assets associated with both the businesses and your personal accounts. Law enforcement has the ability to identify bank accounts with the individuals charged. These accounts include personal accounts and safety deposit boxes.
The law related to illegal gambling is evolving. There is not a clear understanding of the constitutionality of many of the statutes because they were rarely prosecuted. An individual should seek legal advice and proceed with caution before entering into a wager or gambling. It is imperative that you see guidance before exposing yourself or your business to a criminal investigation. Paul Doyle can provide legal advice to answer questions related to businesses and investigations. Make sure and call Paul Doyle before the investigation is too far down the road.
It is imperative that you call Paul Doyle before talking to an Online Gambling or gaming investigator, Paul Doyle can be reached at 713.228.9200.