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What Is a Federal Criminal Conspiracy?

Have you recently been arrested and charged with federal criminal conspiracy, or are you awaiting charges? A federal criminal conspiracy charge is a serious matter that could be punishable by up to five years in prison. Keep in mind that conspiracy is often brought up in addition to other charges, so the accused may be facing decades in jail if convicted of various related charges. Because of the serious nature of the charges that you are or may be facing, it is important to understand the situation fully.

Defining Federal Criminal Conspiracy
There are two primary components of federal criminal conspiracy that must be met. These are an agreement between two or more people to try to commit an unlawful act and to willfully participate in the act. Keep in mind that the accused does not need to be aware of the entire plan or be involved in the entire plan. He or she only needs to be aware of the unlawful act and join in participation at some level.

More specifically, there are three elements of a federal criminal conspiracy charge. The first is an agreement, which could be expressly agreed to or implied. The accused only needs to be aware of one unlawful portion of the full conspiracy plan in order to be charged and convicted. The second element of a federal criminal conspiracy charge is intent to commit the crime. It is not enough to be knowledgeable of the crime. The accused must have had some specific intent to participate in the criminal act in some way. Finally, the act or intent to commit the act must be overt.

Types of Federal Criminal Conspiracy Charges
Many federal conspiracy charges are related to white-collar criminal acts. These may involve healthcare fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and computer crimes. Other white-collar conspiracy charges may be for securities fraud, Medicare fraud, money laundering and mail or wire fraud. Conspiracy charges may involve other types of crimes as well. For example, a common charge is conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act. Another includes conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Conspiracy occurs when an individual plans to participate in the crime even if he or she did not actually participate in the illegal acts. Finally, an overt act related to criminal activity must be committed. This overt act, however, does not need to be committed by the accused in order for the accused to be convicted of conspiracy.

Challenges Defending Against Federal Criminal Conspiracy Charges
There are three challenges that defendants face with federal criminal conspiracy charges. For example, a co-conspirator’s statements may be used as evidence against the defendant in court. In addition, all co-conspirators may be tried in the same trial. This is more advantageous to the prosecutor because of its efficiency and because of the clear admission of hearsay from other defendants. Finally, the prosecutor does not need to prove that the defendant agreed to further the crime in some way. Instead, he or she only needs to see that the crime was foreseeable.

Effective Defense Strategies
While each case is unique, there are three effective defense strategies that have been commonly and successfully used in federal criminal conspiracy charges. One of these is renunciation. For example, a defendant may have attempted to thwart the crime by acting as an informant to law enforcement officials. Withdrawal is another defense strategy that has been used effectively. The individual must have notified all co-conspirators that he or she did not intend to participate in the criminal plan before the crime occurred. Impossibility may also be used as a defense. This defense is successful when no law has actually been broken even if the co-conspirators believed that they were breaking a law.

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The conviction of a federal criminal conspiracy charge comes with serious consequences. These charges are notoriously difficult to defend against, but there are some effective strategies that a defense lawyer may use. With this in mind, it is important to start working with an experienced criminal defense attorney as early in the process as possible. Today is the right time to request a consultation with a defense attorney.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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