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Gambling Crimes

Boston Gambling Crimes Lawyer

Massachusetts Gambling Laws

While gambling is legal under certain circumstances, there are federal laws that prohibit some acts. These statutes are varied and complex, and you might find yourself being investigated for or accused of an offense for engaging in specific behaviors. If you’re convicted, you could face prison time and fines. The best way to fight your charges is to seek skilled legal representation immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can begin building your defense.

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, Marty has decades of legal experience and knows what it takes to effectively handle cases of varying complexities. He will examine every detail of your situation to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s allegations and seek ways to cast reasonable doubt on the accusations made against you.

We’re here to discuss your case and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. Schedule your consultation by calling 617-227-3700 today.

United States Gambling Statutes

If you’re facing a serious federal gambling charge, speak with Martin G. Weinberg to learn more about the offense and your legal options. He is committed to providing focused and fierce representation, and we will explore every legal avenue to protect your rights and freedoms.

Generally, a gambling (or gaming) offense involves engaging in unlawful betting or wagering. Under federal law, different types of conduct could be considered gambling crimes:

  • 18 U.S. Code § 1082 – This law makes it illegal for a U.S. citizen or resident, or any person on an American ship or airplane, to operate a gambling ship or an establishment on the vessel. A conviction could result in a fine and/or up to 2 years in prison.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 1083 – Under this federal law, a person is prohibited from transporting passengers from anywhere in the U.S. to a gambling ship.
  • 18 U.S. Code § 1084 – This law prohibits the use of a wire communication facility for transmitting bets or wagers on sporting events. If the accused is found guilty, they could be imprisoned for up to 2 years and/or fined.
  • 28 U.S. Code § 3702 – It is unlawful for a government entity or person to operate, promote, or sponsor betting or gambling on professional or amateur sports competitions.
  • 31 U.S. Code § 5363 – Under this law, a person is prohibited from knowingly accepting or transmitting funds over the Internet for unlawful gambling purposes.

Highly Revered & Recommended

Marty is a lawyer’s lawyer – an unparalleled legal technician with a philosopher’s vision. Marty sees the nuances in the shadows in the edges of the furthest reaches of the law and brings it all back to first principles and fundamental values.

NACDL Past President Martín Sabelli

Some lawyers have been gifted with extraordinary intellects, others prodigious trial skills, and still others a relentless work ethic. Marty has the rare combination of all three, and that is what truly sets him apart within the defense bar.

Robert M. Goldstein

Marty is the go-to lawyer for those with complex legal and trial issues – there is no one better. Most importantly, he is an all-around terrific person.

NACDL Past President Gerald Lefcourt

Whether it was his surgical cross-examination of co-defendant-turned cooperating-witness Joseph Lally or his home run closing argument, the Boston lawyer established that the evidence against Vitale simply was not there.

David Frank, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

God forbid I ever have a problem, he’d be my lawyer.

David Chesnoff

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