Defending People Facing Criminal Conspiracy Charges
Conspiracy is a criminal offense that may be charged when more than one person is involved in the alleged criminal actions. The potential consequences can be significant, since conspiracy is a separate crime that is charged in addition to the underlying offense.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we defend people who face conspiracy charges in and around Bridgeport, Connecticut. As experienced criminal trial lawyers, we do what it takes to defend your rights and pursue your best interests.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call us at 203-371-1000.
What Is Criminal Conspiracy?
A person is guilty of conspiracy when he or she agrees with one or more persons to either engage in a crime or cause a crime to be committed. If any member of the group commits a crime, all members of the group can be charged with conspiracy.
Conspiracy is often charged as an additional offense to drug crimes and white collar crimes.
Defenses To Conspiracy Charges
To convict you of conspiracy, the state must prove the following elements:
- There was an agreement between the defendant and one or more persons to commit the crime.
- There was an overt act by any one of the defendants in furtherance of the agreement.
- The defendant specifically intended to commit the crime.
Our lawyers will examine all the evidence involved in your case. For example, the person charged with the underlying offense may be lying to obtain a more favorable deal from prosecutors. In reality, you may have never intended to join the conspiracy or may have withdrawn before any criminal acts were committed. Our lawyers are willing and able to challenge any office the police have obtained.
Whatever your circumstances, we seek to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective manner.