Los Angeles Conspiracy Lawyer
Defining Conspiracy Under Federal Law
Conspiracy is defined as two or more people secretly agreeing to commit any kind of act that is prohibited by law, or commit an act by any means that is prohibited by law. This may seem like a very broad term - and in many cases it is - but that doesn't make it any less serious. As a federal crime, conspiracy is committed directly against the United States Government and will be punished accordingly. The matter is so serious, in fact, that if one or more people conspire to commit a crime, but never end up following through it, they can still be charged with conspiracy despite the fact that their plans never came to fruition.
Penalties of a Conspiracy Conviction
Because the punishments for conspiracy usually relate to the crime that the conspirators were planning to commit, it is difficult to list specific penalties. A person guilty of conspiracy can only receive the maximum penalty for the crime they were intending to perform. There is also the possibility of multiple sentencing, where a person is convicted of two crimes and is required to serve two separate sentences.
No matter how you are penalized for conspiracy, one thing is for sure: your life will never be the same. Your reputation will be ruined, you may never be able to get a job similar to or better than what you had before, and you will have a permanent criminal record. To defend yourself against these things, find out how a Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney could help you.
If you have been charged with conspiracy or any other criminal or federal offense, Martinian & Associates is dedicated to defending your case. Each case is given the attention it needs using the latest and most reliable resources available, and each client is represented by Mr. Martinian himself. By retaining the legal services of a Los Angeles federal crime defense lawyer at Martian & Associates, you can rest assured that your case will be vigorously and aggressively defended.