What is a conspiracy?

According to the Texas Penal Code, a conspiracy is defined as the plotting by two or more individuals to commit a criminal offense. Conspiracy is a federal crime and it attracts stiff punishment. Very often, even if your role in the conspiracy is very limited or minor, you could be awarded a harsh penalty.

Conspiracy is a crime by itself; it does not have to be executed for the conspirators to be charged. This means you don’t have to actually carry out mail fraud or commit murder in order to be charged with conspiracy.

In the federal court, the prosecution has to prove that the alleged conspirators had some kind of plan to execute an illegal activity. It also needs to prove that the members were willful participants. Or the defense needs to prove legal impossibility, i.e. the alleged act committed to further a conspiracy does not constitute a felony.

There are three types of conspiracies that a person can be tried for. These include a civil conspiracy, which involves fraud and deception; criminal conspiracy, which involves a plan to commit a criminal act and for which the conspirators have already taken one or more steps; and finally, political conspiracy, which is a plan for misappropriating political power or unfairly gaining political advantage.

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If you are facing a conspiracy charge, then it could end in a felony conviction for you. It is in your best interests to contact a lawyer who has defended conspiracy accused and can help ensure that your liability in the matter is minimized to the extent possible.

Lawyers at the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. have the skill and resources to represent you in such challenging cases. As mentioned above, it does not matter if you are the lead conspirator or you’re involved at a fringe level, a conviction can lead to severe punishment.

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