Miami Federal Conspiracy Attorney
Understanding Conspiracy to Commit Fraud Charges in Florida
Most people don’t expect to be arrested, charged, and prosecuted for merely planning to commit a crime. Many think they will not be in trouble with the criminal justice system until actually moving forward to break the law. The truth is, however, that you can be charged with the federal criminal offense of conspiracy for merely planning with others to commit a crime. If you were charged with this crime, you need a hard-hitting federal crime lawyer who can represent you with law enforcement and fight to defend you against the harsh consequences of a conviction. The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio can help.
It is a felony to agree with one or more other people to commit a crime against the United States or to defraud the United States, provided that at least one party to the conspiracy commits some overt action to carry out the plan. It is not necessary to prove that there was a written agreement, and it is not necessary to establish that the members of the conspiracy ever met or knew one another, provided that they were aware of others who were planning to commit the crime.
Florida Penalties for Federal Conspiracy
Federal prosecutors often file conspiracy charges against anyone and everyone they find to be involved with a criminal activity. A common example is in cases of drug trafficking, when both key players and fringe actors are prosecuted.
In such cases, investigators hope to compel the lesser players to cooperate by providing testimony in exchange for a lighter sentence. The maximum penalty for a conspiracy conviction is up to five years in prison, though in cases where the underlying crime is a misdemeanor, the punishment is limited to the maximum sentence for the misdemeanor offense.
The Law Office of Joel Defabio Federal Conspiracy Legal Counsel
Don't make the mistake of thinking that your only option for handling conspiracy charges is to cooperate with law enforcement and negotiate for a favorable plea bargain. By hiring a dedicated criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to achieve a far better outcome to the case.
For example, your attorney may be able to secure an acquittal or dismissal of the charges by pointing to the fact that there is not enough evidence that you actually participated in the alleged conspiracy. Even if it is not possible to clear your name, your lawyer may still be able to negotiate a far more favorable plea bargain than what you would receive otherwise.
Get the process started now by contacting us at The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio for a free case evaluation.
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I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
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CHARGES DISMISSED Aggravated Identity Theft
CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
NO JAIL Conspiracy to Commit Fraud