Washington DC Federal Conspiracy Charges Defense Attorney
Every year individuals are taken by surprise when they are arrested in Washington, DC on federal conspiracy crimes. At KaiserDillon PLLC we understand that there are a wide variety of situations that can lead to a client facing federal conspiracy charges and we dedicate considerable amounts of time to understanding each situation. We are committed to staying on top of recent updates in the law that may expand or limit the government’s use of Washington DC federal conspiracy charges against our clients.
For most people the federal criminal justice system is a confusing labyrinth of laws, regulations and harsh consequences. At KaiserDillon PLLC we strive to be useful guides to our clients facing criminal charges or investigations. We can help you understand the Washington, DC conspiracy charges you are facing, how the case will move through the criminal court system and what your choices are along the way. You can rest assured that by working with KaiserDillon PLLC you will receive the attention you deserve.
I didn’t participate in the crime! How are they charging me?
The law supporting federal conspiracy charges makes it illegal for two or more people to agree to commit a crime. If one person in the agreement takes a step towards the commission of the crime, the entire group can be charged and prosecuted for conspiracy to commit a crime. Looking at an example may help clarify this law:
Let’s say that our client, his brother and cousin are upset that they have been disinherited by their grandfather and one day while sitting around the fire drinking, they decide to break into their grandfather’s home and steal a collection of rare firearms to sell them and keep the profit. If the brother decides to go buy tools to pick a door lock so that they can commit the crime, all three people can be charged with conspiracy to commit burglary even before the crime is committed. If the brother actually goes through with the burglary he can be charged with both burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
In this situation we would attempt to raise a number of defenses on our client’s behalf. We may argue that there was never an agreement to commit the crime and that the conversation around the fire was merely blowing off steam and frustration. We will also take a look at the prosecutor’s evidence, the brother and cousin’s testimony and whether or not the burglary was actually committed.
A Washington, DC federal conspiracy charge isn’t serious is it?
Unfortunately, federal conspiracy charges in Washington, DC carry the same consequences as the actual crime. That means if the crime is a felony and carries a sentence of 20 years in prison, the conspiracy charge carries the same consequences. Obviously this is concerning in all situations but becomes particularly concerning in felony cases with long jail terms or hefty fines.
At KaiserDillon PLLC we are committed to defending the rights of our clients facing Washington, DC federal conspiracy charges.
We can help you understand the charges you are facing and help you determine the next step. We offer no obligation consultations and can be reached at (202) 640-2850.