Understanding Conspiracy Charges
Being charged with conspiracy can be especially challenging. The experienced legal team at Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, knows how to handle these complex cases. We have worked with clients throughout New York who need help understanding their options. The law is not always black and white, and it can be difficult to understand the situation you are in. Our job is to examine your case, discuss your options and fight for the best possible solution.
This Area Of The Law Can Be Incredibly Complex
A conspiracy is an unlawful agreement between two or more people where action is being taken. Something as simple as making a phone call or driving to a certain location can be considered a conspiracy. Most importantly, it doesn’t even have to be the defendant who does this. As long as the accused engages with the co-conspirator who takes steps in an unlawful direction, they could be facing a conspiracy charge. What makes this especially confusing is that it does not have to be written down. It can be something that you’ve merely had a conversation about.
From a nod to a smile, a court will argue that you and your co-conspirator knew what the other meant. When these cases go to a trial, the jury is given a broad list of instructions that they should look out for. Unfortunately, this means almost anything you said or did can be misconstrued. An attorney’s role is to defend against these charges and show the many errors in a claim. There are many possible defenses. Maybe you knew what the other person intended but had not done anything to further their goal. Perhaps you were initially involved but realized your mistake and tried to fix things.
Do Not Face These Accusations Alone
The statute of limitations on these cases is five years. This simultaneously seems like a long time and a very short amount of time. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is the best way to move forward. It is hard to prove that these conversations and actions took place. On the other hand, it is also hard to defend it. This is where the right lawyer will step in and advocate tirelessly on your behalf.