Experienced State and Federal Conspiracy Criminal Defense Attorneys
Conspiracy charges can be complex and very challenging to defend. The crime of conspiracy generally involves the making of an agreement between two or more persons to engage in an illegal act with the intent to carry out the act. Federal statutes and many state statutes also require the commission of an overt act in furtherance of the agreement.
It is important to understand that the crime of conspiracy is a separate offense from the underlying substantive crime that is being planned and carried out. This means that even if the underlying crime never occurs, you can still be charged with the crime of conspiracy. Additionally, individuals with only minor involvement in the conspiracy can be held responsible for the conduct of members who are more actively involved. For instance, if a single member of the conspiracy raises the level of criminal conduct by committing a more serious crime, all members may be held criminally liable for the offense if the government proves that the conspirator’s conduct was reasonably foreseeable.
Building a Solid and Vigorous Conspiracy Defense
At Sacco Tyner, we represent clients throughout New York who are facing all types of federal and state criminal charges, including criminal conspiracy. While our firm defends clients in a full range of conspiracy crimes such as money laundering and conspiracies to commit homicide, burglary, white-collar crimes and theft, we have particular experience handling the following types of conspiracy crimes:
Racketeering (RICO). The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a complicated federal act that law enforcement officials are increasingly using to investigate and prosecute a broad range of criminal activities ranging from drug offenses and computer crimes to money laundering and fraud.
Drug Trafficking. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigates and prosecutes federal cases involving possession and/or trafficking of large quantities of drugs, including heroin, marijuana, cocaine and pharmaceutical narcotics. In the federal system, the government almost always pursues drug charges on a conspiracy level which means that the conduct of others will be imputed to you.
Whether a conspiracy charge points to racketeering, drug trafficking or any other criminal offense, the attorneys at Sacco Tyner are fully prepared to build a targeted and aggressive defense strategy. We thoroughly investigate each case, gathering the evidence necessary to prove that our clients were not actual participants in the alleged conspiracy and did not undertake any actions in furtherance of its illegal activities. Our criminal defense attorneys know the ins and outs of federal and state conspiracy statutes and we can predict how the government is likely to use these laws against you. When your freedom and future are in jeopardy you can trust that our legal team has the knowledge and experience necessary to protect your rights and secure a favorable outcome of the matter.
Contact our Skilled and Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are facing a conspiracy charge, you need to be represented by a well-established criminal defense team that will give your case the time and attention it deserves. Contact our law offices in Albany, Schenectady, or New York City to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer at our firm by calling 866-642-3807 or completing our online form.