Conspiracy is a very serious charge. A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to join together to attempt to accomplish some unlawful purpose. It is a kind of "partnership in crime" in which each member becomes the agent of every other member. It does not matter whether or not the conspiracy was successful. The essence of the offense is that two or more persons have mutually agreed to do something illegal.
What Are Conspiracy Crimes?
The crime may never actually be committed, but if some act towards the end goal of the crime is committed, the crime of conspiracy has been committed. For example, Ken and Barbie decide to hold up a bank. Ken goes to visit the bank prior to the hold up to stake it out and determine how many security guards the bank has on duty. Even if Ken gets arrested at that point, prior to the actual bank hold up, both Ken and Barbie can be charged with conspiracy.
Most conspiracy cases involve drugs and drug trafficking, but it is not unusual for other underlying crimes to be charged as conspiracies. These include:
- Bank robbery
There are many complex legal factors involved in a conspiracy case and you need an experienced criminal defense attorney if you or someone you know has been charged with this crime. Contact The Law Offices of Dennis P. Levin today.
How Our Cleveland Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one currently faces a charge of conspiracy, you absolutely need an aggressive, personalized and competent defense. We undertake a complete and exhaustive defense effort with the ultimate goal of protecting your rights and preserving your freedom.
No proper defense tactic will be overlooked. We work to reconstruct what actually happened in the incident which led to the charges, not just what law enforcement officials “claim” happened. Our Cleveland criminal defense attorney always review forensic and other evidence, including, where appropriate, DNA analysis, witness and police reports, and any other evidence which is pertinent to your defense. We will evaluate the evidence for relevance and work to expose weaknesses and flaws in the case against you.
If deemed appropriate, we will engage a team defense approach and retain experts in various areas applicable to your case, including:
- Experts in evidence
- Laboratory analysis
- Law enforcement investigation procedure
- Experts in law enforcement investigation
- Polygraph administrators