The conspiracy charge is among the most effective weapons at the disposal of federal prosecutors. The penalties for a conviction can be quite severe, and the burden of proof is generally fairly easy to meet. Prosecutors frequently use the threat of a conspiracy charge to get information from low-level operatives about how a criminal enterprise works and who is running the show.
If you have been charged with conspiracy in relation to some larger criminal activity and no other charges are on the table, it is probably safe to assume that you are a pawn in a larger game. Nevertheless, the consequences for a conspiracy conviction can be serious, and it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights throughout the process.
Dedicated Defense In Federal Conspiracy Cases
At Lynch & Pine, we defend Rhode Island and Massachusetts clients in a wide variety of federal conspiracy cases. No matter what type of alleged crime is involved or how remotely connected you may be to the situation, the federal government is good at painting a scenario where you play a crucial role in the success of a criminal enterprise. We will be there to defend you and pursue every available option in an effort to avoid a conviction on your record.
We are prepared to represent you in conspiracy cases related to any type of federal offense, including:
Even If You Have Conspired To Commit A Crime, You May Still Be Able To Avoid A Conviction
As mentioned previously, the people who are arrested in conspiracy cases are frequently not the targets of the investigation. They are used as a way for investigators to gather information about people higher up in the organization. If you have been arrested for conspiracy or if you were simply contacted by authorities to “come in and answer a few questions,” talk to an attorney first.
During these conversations, it can come out that you have committed a crime that could lead to serious charges. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, we may be able to negotiate immunity or some other form of protection on your behalf in exchange for the information you provide.
Talk To An Attorney Before You Talk To Anyone From The Government
Contact one of our offices in Providence or Newport to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer to discuss your conspiracy case. We will take the time to fully understand your involvement in the situation and explain how we can help you. Please call 401-680-0921 or contact us via email.