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.
Why am I being charged with conspiracy to commit a federal crime?
Federal prosecutors frequently can add charges of conspiracy to an underlying charge of 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 another 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 the 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 that 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 50-plus years of experience to work for you!