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Facing Federal Conspiracy Charges? Here’s What You Need to Know

February 24, 2022

Federal conspiracy is, without a doubt, the most common federal crime. It is basically an agreement between two or more people to commit a federal crime. Prosecutors use it in a wide range of cases, from fraud to drug trafficking, white-collar crimes to violent crimes. If you are being investigated for conspiracy to commit a federal crime, you should speak with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Penalties for Federal Conspiracy Charges

In Texas, federal conspiracy convictions can result in harsh penalties, particularly if the allegations involve drugs. In such cases, the minimum sentence is five, ten, or twenty years. For defendants, this can be a frightening prospect. If the drug case involves a scheme to import large quantities of drugs, the sentence will be increased.

The penalty in other conspiracy cases is determined by the amount of money involved. For example, if a conspiracy to commit a corruption charge involves significant bribery, the sentence could be severe. Individuals facing conspiracy charges may be able to reduce their charges by consulting with a federal conspiracy lawyer.

Defense Against Federal Conspiracy Charges

Defending against federal conspiracy charges requires the assistance of a competent criminal defense team. If you have been charged with violating 18 U.S.C. 371, a federal criminal defense attorney can present a variety of defenses on your behalf. These defenses may include the following:

  • There was no agreement to participate in the conspiracy.
  • You did not knowingly participate in the conspiracy.
  • There was no overt act intended to further the conspiracy.

Withdrawing from A Federal Conspiracy Charge

This can be complicated. However, determining whether a specific behavior contributes to the conspiracy is critical. This is because, if the conspiracy continues, the original participant may decide to leave.

As a result, anyone who decides to leave the conspiracy early must have a compelling reason for doing so. To put it another way, it is highly unlikely that someone will abandon a conspiracy once it has produced results. This is because it is difficult to prove your involvement if you do not assist law enforcement in apprehending other co-conspirators.

Contact A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with a federal conspiracy, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we specialize in federal conspiracy allegations and vigorously defend our clients against them. We will pay close attention to every detail in order to achieve the results you desire.

We understand how important it is for you to have your case resolved as soon as possible. That’s why we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule a free consultation, please call 214-665-6930 or fill out our online form.


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