Minneapolis & St. Paul Conspiracy Defense Lawyer
Conspiracy is sometimes a crime that is charged in conjunction with another crime, such as conspiracy to commit robbery or conspiracy to commit murder. Sometimes conspiracy can be charged by itself if you conspired to do something. Then again, it can be charged with conspiracy if you didn’t commit another crime, yet there is evidence that shows you took measures to make an attempt.
There are many reasons why a person can be charged with conspiracy and it is a charge that you have the right to fight. With an experienced Minnesota criminal attorney by your side, you can fight the charge and any accompanying charges so that you can achieve the best possible outcome.
Knowledgeable Conspiracy Defense
Your attorney will use a number of strategies when defending you against a conspiracy charge. These strategies are designed to help you achieve the best possible outcome in the case. Sometimes that outcome is having the charges reduced, dismissed, or convincing a jury to acquit you.
There have been a number of cases where an individual has been charged with conspiracy, but they have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the end, the prosecution cannot come up with adequate evidence to convict, leading to acquittal. Unfortunately, there are occasions when large groups are involved in scams and innocent people are sucked into the scam without knowing what is happening around them. Even if an employee is used as a tool in a scam and they are not aware that what their boss or another authoritative figure in the business is telling them to do is wrong, they can still be acquitted.
The prosecution has the burden of proof. In order for them to secure a conviction, they have to prove that the involved parties had an agreement and that the agreement involved a criminal goal. For instance, two people may decide to commit murder. They can only be convicted of conspiracy if the murder was successful or if they commit an act that would be used to commit the murder, such as purchase a gun.
Nonetheless, a verbal agreement is not always sufficient enough for the prosecution to secure a conviction because verbal agreements cannot be proven unless there are witnesses present. However, a conviction for conspiracy can result in up to five years in federal prison and high fines. Then there are the collateral consequences that having a criminal record result in. The collateral consequences alone are why it is ideal to have an attorney working on your case so you can secure the best possible future.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer
Many times, a conspiracy charge is charged in addition to another criminal charge, especially when it is believed that the parties behind the crime conspired to commit it. If you have been charged with conspiracy, it is your right to fight the charges and you can do so effectively with an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. To learn about how the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC can help you in your case, call 612-355-2723 for a free consultation.