Were You Accused of Conspiring to Commit a Crime?
Conspiracy occurs when two or more people enter into agreement for a crime to be carried out. A person who conspires in the commission of a criminal offense is oftentimes someone who is involved in the planning of the crime. A conspirator can even be someone who carries out non-criminal acts for the purpose of furthering the commission of the crime.
This means that individuals can still face criminal charges even if they never actually committed the planned crime firsthand. For example, a person can commit conspiracy by hiring someone to commit a violent act against another individual, or planning a fraudulent operation that is carried out by others. Conspiracy charges are oftentimes associated with many different types of white collar crimes.
At JRLaw, PLC, our experienced lawyer aggressively advocates on behalf of individuals who are facing conspiracy charges at the city or state level. We know that undergoing this type of experience can be very stressful, which is why we make ourselves readily available to assist our clients through each stage of their criminal proceedings.
We are here to provide you with strategic defense! Call for legal help in Virginia Beach, Newport, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Poquoson.
Types of Conspiracy Charges in Virginia
Here are some of the various types of conspiracy that people can be accused of in Virginia, according to Code of Virginia §18.2-22, §18.2-23 and §18.2-256.
- Conspiracy to commit a felony that is a capital offense (punishable by death)—Class 3 felony
- Conspiracy to commit a noncapital felony—Class 5 felony
- Conspiracy to commit a crime punishable by up to five years in prison—punishable by one year in a correctional facility, or up to one year in jail and/or $500 fine
- Conspiracy to trespass—Class 3 misdemeanor
- Conspiracy to commit larceny when the total of value of the stolen property is more than $200—felony punish6able by 1 to 20 years of imprisonment
- Conspiracy to commit a crime under the Drug Control Act—punishable by the maximum penalty for the drug crime
Consult with Virginia Beach Defense Lawyer!
In order to determine the best approach for defending yourself in your criminal case, you will need to speak with a knowledgeable defense lawyer. Whether you are looking to completely deny your charges or to seek reduced charges or reduced sentencing, our law firm can help you explore your defense options and then provide you with strong courtroom advocacy.
There are many cases in which prosecutors simply do not have enough evidence to prove that a defendant had enough involvement in a crime to merit a conspiracy conviction. Once we take you on as a client, we can fully investigate the facts of your case so that we can identify any weaknesses in the prosecutors’ claims against you.
Contact us at JRLaw, PLC in Virginia Beach to put over a decade of legal experience on your side. We can be reached online or by phone (757) 447-0080.
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