Salt Lake City Utah Criminal Conspiracy Defense Attorney
What is Criminal Conspiracy?
Criminal conspiracy is when two or more people agree to commit a crime with intend that the crime be committed and then one of them commits an overt act in furtherance of the crime. So, for example, if you agree with your friend to distribute drugs in order to make a little bit of money on the side and then your friend obtains 100 pounds of high grade marijuana, that is likely enough to be charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, with your friend’s obtaining the marijuana as the overt act needed to complete the conspiracy.
In certain crimes such as a capital felony, a violent felony like aggravated assault, arson, burglary, or robbery you don’t even need an overt act to complete the conspiracy. All that is required is the agreement to commit the crime with the intent that it be committed.
Protect Yourself Against a Hostile Conspirator
Often times a conspirator will turn on his co-conspirators after getting caught in order to secure a more favorable deal from the prosecutor. For that reason and others conspiracy charges become messy really quick.
For any conspiracy charge call the experienced Utah criminal defense attorneys of Utah Defenders. Don’t risk getting thrown under the bus or taking the brunt of an alleged conspiracy. Protect yourself and let us present a solid defense that will force the government to respect your rights.
We are experienced courtroom attorneys and love nothing more than to take cases to trial. If you are serious about your defense call Utah Defenders today and schedule a free consultation with one of our Utah criminal defense lawyers. Call locally at 801.618.1334 to talk to an attorney today. You can also email to schedule a free consultation.