How An Attorney Can Help Fight Conspiracy Charges

When arrested or charged with criminal conspiracy charges, you may not fully understand the severity. And even if you do, you may not know where to turn for help. You do not have to stand alone, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Rivers Law Firm, P.A., has been defending those charged of serious crimes for 19 years. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to achieve a favorable outcome. Bruce Rivers, our founding attorney is board certified and has a successful track record handling white collar cases in state and federal courts.

There are a number of penalties that are handed down in a conspiracy conviction with the legal penalties being up to five years in federal prison and harsh fines.

Possible Defenses To The Charges

There are a number of strategies that can be used when defending against a conspiracy charge with the goal to see the charges are reduced, dismissed or you are acquitted of all wrongdoing.

There are, in fact, times when an individual is in the wrong place at the wrong time and it may appear as if they were involved in the crime. In fact, there are many individuals that have been acquitted for this reason because nothing in the prosecutor's evidence showed that the individual was actually part of the scheme.

The burden of proof is on the prosecution. In order for them to get their conviction, they have to prove that there was an agreement between two parties to take action toward a criminal goal. For example, two people decide to murder someone. They can only be convicted of conspiracy if the murder is completed or if they commit an act that would be used to complete the murder, such as buy the gun.

Nonetheless, a verbal agreement is not enough to achieve a conviction because a verbal agreement cannot be proven.

Talk To A Proven Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of conspiracy, it is very important that you fight the charges aggressively. The first step to do so is to call 612-915-0355 or email to schedule a free case evaluation with Bruce.