Conspiracy is defined as the agreement between two or more individuals to commit a crime. This type of charge can feel overwhelming or daunting to confront, but enlisting the help a persistent defense attorney is always the recommended course of action. It is your right to retain aggressive legal counsel to help get the charges reduced or the case dismissed.
If you are accused of this offense, contact a Mesa conspiracy lawyer immediately. Whether conspiracy is a singular charge or one of numerous claims against you, the former prosecutors at the Grand Canyon Law Group know how to build an effective and rigorous defense strategy for the circumstances.
Conspiracy charges in Mesa range from relatively minor crimes to major felonies. Additionally, drug charges often include conspiracy when two or more individuals agree to sell illegal substances. Many of these cases also involve white-collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, and bribery, as well as violent offenses such as robbery and murder. Punishments for those found guilty of conspiracy in Arizona depend on the severity of the crime, as classified below.
Planning to commit a class 1 felony is the most serious type of conspiracy charge. Those convicted for felony crimes such as murder typically receive life in prison, though they can request parole after serving 25 years and exhibiting good behavior.
First-offenders of class 2 felonies could receive punishments ranging from probation to up to 12 and a half years in prison. If a Mesa resident with prior convictions is found guilty of a class 2 felony, they face up to 35 years of incarceration.
A class 3 felony conviction could be punishable by over 8 years in prison. For repeat offenders, penalties could increase to up to 24 years in prison.
Class 4 felony offenses are punished by up to one year in jail with probation. However, those with prior convictions could be incarcerated for up to 15 years.
When criminal penalties include significant amounts of prison time, those accused must take the charges seriously. However, even when the custody or jail time is minor or low, the impact can be devastating. Mesa residents facing any type of conspiracy allegations should reach out to the aggressive lawyers at Grand Canyon Law for a proactive approach to their defense.
Conspiracy charges are often some of the most complex types of cases. For example, say the affiliates of a business owner misunderstood his words and made accusations of bribery instead of clarifying his request. Proving that the owner did not make bribe attempts could be challenging if the affiliates staunchly believe that he knew what he was saying. However, a skilled attorney in the area could use evidence such as recorded conversations to prove the business owner’s actions were unintentional.
If there is no hard evidence indicating the defendant’s innocence, the case might go to trial. In court and particularly in the cross-examination process, aggressive legal support is crucial in showing the faulty reasoning of the conspiracy accusations. Defending against these charges often involves arguments that the defendant was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time, or was unaware that others were conspiring to commit a crime. Our dedicated local attorneys can assert that a defendant had no knowledge of the future illegal act and work to get the conspiracy charges dismissed.
If you are accused of conspiracy, reach out to our law firm as soon as possible. A strong legal defense requires time to examine police reports, interview witnesses, and review any other available evidence and information. The attorneys at Grand Canyon Law Group will diligently assess the facts of your case, search for any weaknesses in the case against you, and fight for the best possible outcome, regardless of the facts and evidence. Call our law office today to discuss your defense options with a Mesa conspiracy lawyer.