Conspiracy is a serious charge.
Essentially, conspiracy denotes “partners in crime”, even though that all parties do not have to actually participate in the crime.
If it can be proved that all parties knew and agreed upon the criminal act, and took some action to commit that act, it is a crime of conspiracy.
Fort example, if three people were involved in the planning, but only two people took action, all three people would be charged with conspiracy. The two individuals involved in the planning would have additional charges filed against them.
Conspiracy is a federal crime and requires the involvement of a criminal defense lawyer.
It’s important to understand that in conspiracy cases, all that needs to be proved is that there was intent to commit the crime, not that the crime was actually committed by the conspirator.
Because several factors must be proven, the charge of conspiracy can be complicated.