If two or more people make an agreement to commit a crime and take even one step towards completing the crime, they can be charged with conspiracy. Conspiracy is a serious federal offense that can be charged regardless of whether or not the involved parties actually complete the crime; simply taking a step towards completing the crime is enough evidence to bring charges against a person.
If you or someone you love has been charged with conspiracy, or is currently under investigation for conspiracy, now is the time to act. The sooner you have an attorney to represent you, the better off your case will be in the long run.
Depending upon the type of crime involved in the conspiracy, it may be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. In cases where the defendants were plotting murder, the crime will most likely be charged as a felony, whereas if the defendants were plotting to commit a theft crime, it may be charged as a misdemeanor.
A Tallahassee federal criminal lawyer from our firm will be able to examine your situation to determine exactly what kind of charges you might be up against and will then take the necessary actions to build a defense to the charges. By gathering pertinent evidence, information, and witness testimony, your attorney may be able to have your conspiracy charges reduced or dismissed, or in the least can argue you a lesser sentence if conviction cannot be avoided.
If you are facing conspiracy charges, you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney on your side. Your lawyer will help you navigate the federal criminal system and will handle your conspiracy charges in the most efficient way possible. If convicted of this federal crime, you could be sent to federal prison for many years, and you will want to do whatever it takes to avoid this, beginning with hiring a lawyer.
Contact a Tallahassee federal criminal attorney today to discuss your conspiracy charges.