Chicago Federal Conspiracy Lawyer
Experienced Federal Conspiracy Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois
A criminal conspiracy charge comes about when there is an agreement between two or more people to commit a specific federal crime. Conspiracy is a fairly broad crime that encompasses many different kinds of conduct. It can be difficult to defend a conspiracy charge, so you need experienced federal conspiracy defense attorney, James Shapiro, to navigate the legal complexities for you.
The government does not need to prove that a written agreement between the co-conspirators existed. The prosecutor, however, can prove a conspiracy simply by proving that the people supposedly involved were working together to commit a crime.
Federal Conspiracy Statute
The general federal conspiracy statute is 18 U.S.C. § 371. Conspiracies that aim to defraud the United States along with conspiracies that aim to violate any other provision of federal law are considered to be criminal offenses, according to this statute. The statute defines it is a crime,
If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy.
There is potential for the government to abuse conspiracy charges, which is why you need James Shapiro to help you with your case. Even being a very minor participant in a conspiracy can have severe consequences, especially in drug conspiracy cases.
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