Conducting an illegal gambling operations is a class six felony which carries not less than 1 up to 5 years in prison or at the discretion of the Judge or jury up to 12 months incarceration in jail and up to a $2,500 fine, either or both. If the operation has continued for more than 30 days in a row or has gained $2,000 or more per day there is a mandatory penalty of not less than 1 year up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
These cases are very fact specific and can be very complicated, involving computer records, informants, multiple defendants and many other factors that require significant investigation and research. Sorting these issues out can be challenging even for experienced attorneys. In addition these charges are often prosecuted federally depending on the size and complexity of the case. It is advisable to obtain the services of an attorney to help sort out these issues and determine the appropriate course of action.