Federal Conspiracy Charges
Why am I being charged with conspiracy to commit a federal crime?
Conspiracy charges are based on the agreement of two or more people to
commit a crime, whether or not they carry through with committing the
crime. For example, if two people plan together to kill another person,
then they can be charged with conspiracy to commit murder even if they
did not commit the actual homicide. Certain conspiracy charges depend
on whether or not there is evidence that the perpetrator took steps toward
achieving the crime, such as procuring a weapon, while other charges only
require that the individual participated in the plan or agreement.
Federal prosecutors frequently can add charges of conspiracy to an underlying
charge of a
white collar crime,
drug offense, or other crime in an effort to increase the penalty that can be delivered
at sentencing in the event of a conviction. Sometimes, prosecutors may
file conspiracy charges against people who are peripherally associated
with a crime in the hopes of getting those individuals to provide information
about another suspect in exchange for leniency or a favorable plea bargain.
Conspiracy charges can serve as a broad net that federal law enforcement
agencies use to sweep up groups of individuals who are all playing roles
of varying degrees of significance in a crime or criminal venture. This
may be part of an effort to disband a specific criminal group, gain more
insight into the group's operations, eliminate an illegal activity
from a specific area, or other strategy. To learn more about the charges
you face and begin working on a plan for defending your case, contact us today.
When to Get a Federal Crime Lawyer
As early as possible after you have learned that you are under investigation
for conspiracy to commit a
federal crime, contact the team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA. We have more than
five decades of proven legal experience, and a background in prosecution
that makes us well prepared to take on even the most challenging crimes.
An attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you for a free, confidential
consultation to review your legal options and advise you of strategies
which could be used in your defense. Let us put our skill and dedication
to results to work for you! If you are under investigation for conspiracy
to commit a federal crime, you are not only at risk of prosecution but
also for self-incrimination.
Any delay in retaining an experienced federal crime attorney could cause
you to make mistakes that are detrimental to your defense. As soon as
you learn you are under investigation or are being charged, you need to
get a lawyer who knows how to handle cases in federal court. Our team
of attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, consists of lawyers
who are admitted to practice in federal court and investigators and personnel
who are committed to researching every aspect of your case. Contact our
firm for your free, confidential consultation so that we can help you
review your legal options. Do not go through this alone. Let us put our
30-plus years of experience to work for you!