Maryland Federal Conspiracy Charges
Federal conspiracy crimes in Maryland should not be taken lightly and the proper defense requires the diligent representation of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. KaiserDillon PLLC has the experience needed to successfully defend you against a Maryland conspiracy charge.
Conspiracy is a tricky area of the law, the federal conspiracy statute says that it is a crime:“[i]f 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”
Essentially, a conspiracy charge is the criminalization of an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime when at least one person takes a step towards committing the crime. This means that simply agreeing to participate in the commission of a crime in Maryland can lead prosecution, even if you do not actually participate in the crime. If you actually participated in the commission of a crime, these charges can be filed in addition to any standard criminal charge you might be facing. This means that if you jokingly discussed committing a robbery and bought ski masks with your best friend and his brother and the brother went ahead with the robbery, all three of you can be charged with conspiracy in Maryland. The bother can also be charged with robbery.
The language controlling federal conspiracy crimes is broadly worded, meaning that it can be stretched and made to fit a number of situations. We understand that you may be shocked by a Maryland conspiracy charge that has been brought against you and that the government may be reaching beyond what you might understand is a prosecutable crime. At KaiserDillon PLLC our goal is to work with each of our clients to limit the impact a criminal investigation or charge has on their lives.
Defending Maryland conspiracy cases can be complicated because evidence of the conspiracy is very case specific. You defense attorney must carefully examine the prosecutor’s evidence, the testimony of the other persons who were allegedly involved in the conspiracy and the actual crime that may or may not have been committed.
Maryland conspiracy charges must be taken seriously because a conspiracy charge can carry the same sentence as the actual crime. This means that if our client was involved in the robbery situation described above, he could face the same jail time as if he has actually committed a robbery, even though all he did was purchase a ski mask. Clearly, in this situation, our client would need vigorous representation because facing jail time for purchasing a ski mask is unacceptable.
At KaiserDillon PLLC we regularly represent individuals who have been charged with conspiracy crimes in Maryland. We provide the individualized representation our clients need in order to ensure their rights are protected and they are able to move forward with their lives as quickly as possible. Please call us for a no obligation consultation to discuss the Maryland conspiracy charge you are facing.