Conspiracy Charges Defense Attorney
Under federal law, a “conspiracy” is defined as an agreement between at least two people to work together to commit an act or crime that violates federal laws. It is commonly described as a partnership in crime, where each member acts as the agent of all other members. Either state or federal courts can prosecute these charges.
More often than not, minor participants find themselves involved in conspiracy investigations. An individual may be considered a member of a conspiracy without knowing the identities of the other alleged conspirators or being aware of all the details of the illegal scheme. There may be sufficient evidence to convict an individual for conspiracy as long as he or she understands the illegal nature of the scheme and intentionally takes part in that plan on at least one occasion.
Depending on the facts of the case, the government may not need to prove that the alleged conspirators entered into a formal agreement, nor establish that they directly discussed the details of the plan among themselves. The government may also not need to prove that the details of the plan alleged in the indictment were ever agreed upon or even implemented. Lastly, the government may not need to establish that all the individuals alleged to have been members of the conspiracy were indeed involved, nor prove that the alleged conspirators succeeded in achieving their criminal scheme.
If you are being charged with federal conspiracy, it is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as early as possible in the investigation process. Contact David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today to discuss your legal options.
Federal Conspiracy Charges
The Texas criminal code classifies conspiracy as a “preparatory offense,” as it is a crime associated with planning as opposed to execution. Common instances of federal conspiracy offenses include:
- At least two individuals trying to defraud the United States
- At least two individuals scheming to commit an offense against the United States
- At least two individuals conspiring to manufacture, distribute, or possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute
- Robbery of interstate commerce
Federal conspiracy charges are punishable by a maximum of five years in prison. However, a number of federal conspiracy statutes carry a more severe punishment, including the conspiracy to deliver drugs.
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Federal conspiracy charges do not have to involve a great deal of criminal activity, nor must they involve a large group of people. There can be a case if two or more individuals plot together to commit a crime, and if one of those individuals agrees to follow through with the plan. Typically resulting in a federal conviction, conspiracy charges should not be taken lightly.
If you are facing federal conspiracy charges, the most important step you can take is to contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case. David Finn, P.C. can protect your rights, fight the allegations against you, and create the strongest defense possible. Call David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today.