What is Conspiracy?

Aiding and abetting is a crime in which someone knowingly participates in or helps with the perpetration of another crime. However, such an individual is still only considered to be an “accessory” to the crime. If there is a true partnership in which both people equally agree to commit a federal crime, the charges can be elevated to conspiracy.

With conspiracy, one does not actually have to commit a crime; prosecutors must only prove that you planned and took steps towards perpetrating a federal crime. If you have been charged with conspiracy, you need an experienced attorney who can help you fight back against these accusations. To discuss your case, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

Proving a Conspiracy Charge

Legally, conspiracy occurs when two or more people agree to participate in illegal actions, even if the end result itself is legal. For instance, if two people believe that a business has been overly tight-fisted with its income, they may decide to steal money from the company then later donate it to charity. Although donating it to charity is legal, the means of acquiring it is illegal.

However, you do not even have to commit the crime to be charged with conspiracy. If prosecutors have evidence that you knowingly and willingly entered into an agreement to accomplish something illegally, you can be charged with the crime of conspiracy.

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Even if you do not actually commit a crime, you can still be charged with conspiracy. This can subject you to jail time and a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you have been charged with conspiracy, contact a Dallas criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to begin working on your case.

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